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Mouncer


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He was wounded at Farquhar's Farm, 30th October 1899.

The Green Horse in Ladysmith

From the Officer Commanding ^th Dragoon Guards to

the Brigade-Major of Cavalry^ Ladysmith,

Sir,

I have the honour to report as follows upon the

action near Lombard's Kop on 30th October, 1899 : —

The 5th Dragoon Guards paraded at 3.30 a.m., and

rendezvoused at Limit Hill at 4.30 a.m. with other troops^

During the artillery engagement the 5th Dragoon Guards

remained at this spot, sending out an officer's patrol with

special orders to endeavour to communicate with a force

which had been despatched from Ladysmith in the direction

of Walker's Hoek Farm* at 11 p.m. the previous evening.

Second Lieutenant Norwood and 14 N.C.O.'s and men

went on this duty. The action of this patrol has already

been fully described by me, in a special report, inviting the

very favourable notice of the Commander-in-chief to the

gallant conduct of Second Lieutenant Norwood and Private

W. Sibthorpe, 5th Dragoon Guards, in bringing in a wounded

comrade (Private Mouncer) imder a very heavy fire. They

were unable to carry out their object, in spite of repeated

attempts from different quarters.

EDIT: Penny just dropped... 2nd Lt Norwood...

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Thank you for your help.

I have just received his service papers from another forum.

But thank you again for your help

Norwood

ps : I asked for the wrong person, it was Private

W. Sibthorpe, 5th Dragoon Guards who i was really looking for.

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Mouncer was a Shoeing Smith Corporal, promoted to Staff Sergeant if I read the faint comment correctly. He might have been present at the Affair at Nery, but if so didn't claim his clasp and roses.

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I asked for the wrong person, it was Private W. Sibthorpe, 5th Dragoon Guards who i was really looking for.

I can't get a match for W. Sibthorpe in the 5th Dragoon Guards amongst the online MICs, maybe he had changed regiments by WWI. Have tou checked WO97 to see if he has any records there?

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Mouncer was a Shoeing Smith Corporal, promoted to Staff Sergeant if I read the faint comment correctly. He might have been present at the Affair at Nery, but if so didn't claim his clasp and roses.

Thank you, I have not read all his record yet, my copies are hard to read. I have also found info on "The Affair at Nery" and I will be reading that.

Norwood

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I've seen Sibthorpe's and Mouncer's medals for sale while Norwood's medals are at the Imperial War Museum. Does anyone know the current location of Mouncer's medals?

Barney

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  • 8 years later...

Sorry if I come to this forum a little late.

I'm interested to find out more about Private W Sibthorpe and wonder if the correspondents have been able to find any further information about his war record and in particular in SA. 

Interestingly a Trooper by the same name  crops up in the Zulu War 20 years earlier, as a survivor of Isandhlwana (Natal Carbineers).

mikes63

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