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Lt & Adjt Arthur H Bailey South Lancs regiment received the DSO but I don't know what year - he was at Pieters Hill with the 1st battalion in 1900

I have no other information about him!!

Any information would be gratefully received

Annie

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Annie,

I think I've found an entry for him, but it's to do with his promotion. It states that he was an officer of the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen serving in South Africa. The entry in dated/numberd - Gazette Issue 27833 published on the 5 September 1905. Page 9 of 72

I've had a quick look through the on-line London Gazette from 1900 - 1920. Plenty of Arthur Bailey's, but not your man. I'm sure there's someone around here that has better access or records of the regiment that can help.

Les.

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Need some help here...

Annie - Do you know his full/middle name?

Les - Was he listed with his DSO in 1905?

Steve.

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Arthur Harold Bailey, b 24.8.73, S Lancs 10.10.94; Lt 17.10.97; Matabeleland, 189, Adjutant S Lancs, 24.4.99-23.3.03. Adj, 1 S Lancs in S Africa war (Relief of Ladysmith, 17-24.1.00, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights 14-27.2.00; Zululand Frontier of Natal, etc). MiD (8.2. and 10.9.01)Queen's SA (5 clasps) and King's SA medals. DSO (27.9.01) "In recognition of services in S Africa". Warrant, Insignia, etc, presented by C in C, India, at Jubbulpore, 4.8.03. Captain 13.12.01. half pay 18.10.13.

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Arthur Harold Bailey, b 24.8.73, S Lancs 10.10.94; Lt 17.10.97; Matabeleland, 189, Adjutant S Lancs, 24.4.99-23.3.03. Adj, 1 S Lancs in S Africa war (Relief of Ladysmith, 17-24.1.00, Spion Kop,  Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights 14-27.2.00; Zululand Frontier of Natal,  etc). MiD (8.2. and 10.9.01)Queen's SA (5 clasps) and King's SA medals. DSO (27.9.01) "In recognition of services in S Africa". Warrant, Insignia, etc, presented by C in C, India, at Jubbulpore, 4.8.03. Captain 13.12.01. half pay 18.10.13.

Well done that man!

I think in my case, there was much clutching of straw! :ph34r:

Les.

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Well done that man!

I think in my case, there was much clutching of straw!  :ph34r:

Les.

WOOHOO!! you guys!

Thank you so very much ..... Good Lord! - no wonder I couldn't find him!!!!

Looks like he's a special young soldier doesn't it?

Now I have to find out about those medals!

Thanks again

Annie

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WOOHOO!! you guys!

Thank you so very much ..... Good Lord! - no wonder I couldn't find him!!!!

Looks like he's a special young soldier doesn't it?

Now I have to find out about those medals!

Thanks again

Annie

Would it be possible to find out if he was Gazetted ?

I know I'm asking a lot - but I would appreciate your help!

Annie

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Just for the DSo or anything else, Annie?

DSO:

27-9-1901

The Prince of Wales' Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment').

To be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

Lieutenant-Colonel Reginald Hawkins Hall.

Lieutenant Arthur Harold Bailey.

To be Brevet Lieutenant-Colonels.

Major T. Lamb.

Major F. A. Adam.

To be Brevet Major.

Captain E. T. James.

To have the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Sergeant-Major G. Devlin.

Colour-Sergeant E. O'Brien.

Colour-Sergeant T. Simon.

Private P. Coulter.

Drummer G. Handley.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

Steve.

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What a team!

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What a team!

What can I say ? - I'm sooooo .... fortunate to have men around like you!!!!! :rolleyes:

Do you happen to know his 5 clasps ?

Also when he went on half pay that meant he retired - right? did he join up again and go to France?

Annie

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The Queens South Africa had Clasps on it to represent battles and locations - these were probably the ones mentioned in Steven's post:

3 of the 5 will be:

Battles

Relief of Ladysmith, 17-24.1.00,

Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights 14-27.2.00;

State:

Zululand Frontier of Natal

See here for details:

http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/boer_war.htm

Steve.

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The Queens South Africa had Clasps on it to represent battles and locations - these were probably the ones mentioned in Steven's post:

3 of the 5 will be:

Battles

Relief of Ladysmith, 17-24.1.00,

Spion Kop,  Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights 14-27.2.00;

State:

Zululand Frontier of Natal

See here for details:

http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/boer_war.htm

Steve.

Steve - Thank you!

That's a good site too!

Annie

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No idea if he joined up in '14, I'm afraid. I would guess he did, but no evidence.

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