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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #27 on: Friday 20 April 12 17:55 BST (UK) »
Les and Joe,

Unfortunately your posts came at a time when I was very busy at work, so my apologies for not replying. 

Les, I will have a look and see what I can find out for you.  Did your Edward May serve in the Wiltshire Regiment and do you have his service number?

Joe, my particular area of expertise is the Wiltshire Regiment (Infantry) but I will have a look and see what I can find for you too.  I have many Reference Books to look through.  Do you have Henry Hudd's service number?

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Ian
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #28 on: Friday 20 April 12 19:04 BST (UK) »
HUDD, Henry Robert
Soldier number:  11
Unit:  1 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry
Notes:  Staff.
The Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State
researching the wiltshire area for these names
hudd- Hilperton Marsh, Trowbridge.
hillier- Trowbridge, Westwood
gore- Broughton Gifford, Trowbridge
ashford- Trowbridge, Witham Friary Somerset
applegate- Trowbridge
godwin- Westwood, Trowbridge
hiscock- Hilperton Marsh
Pearce- Hilperton Marsh

Researching in Kent and East Sussex
Pettitt
Jeffery
Pearson
Humphrey

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 21 April 12 19:48 BST (UK) »
Joe,

As I said, the Yeomanry is not my particular area of interest, but I offer this:

No 11 Pte Henry Robert Hudd would have enlisted at Trwobridge in late 1899 and on 28 Feb 1900, he boarded the hired transport Cymric in Liverpool bound for Capetown, arriving there 20 March 1900.

SS Cyrmric was a White Star Line vessel (12,646 tons, 604 ft. length, 64 ft. beam, 11,097 H P average 14 knots) image here: http://www.titanic-whitestarships.com/Cymric.htm

The ship has its own interesting history, being sunk by a German U Boat in WW1.

For a well written history of the Wiltshire Yeomanry in South Africa visit: http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol021db.html

For a general history visit:  http://www.royalwiltshireyeomanry.co.uk/history.php

Henry Hudd served with the Regiment's Staff and may have been a clerk or a servant / steward / batman.  I have checked the Casualty Roll and can confirm that he was neither wounded or taken prisoner during his time in South Africa.

Ian
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 12 July 12 20:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian
I have come across your posts while looking for infor regarding the Boer War & the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment. I have a distant twig on my family tree - Walter Herbert Waite who was in South Africa from 1899-1903 & I wondered if you had any information on him.
Many Thanks

Deirdre

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 12 July 12 22:25 BST (UK) »
  number 2114....served 1887 -1909....served in India 9 years,,,at home and in South Africa.

recieved  Queens South Africa medal with clasps for  Cape colony,Transvaal and Orange free state. Long service and good conduct Medal.
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #32 on: Monday 27 August 12 12:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Ian

I have just stripped an old chest we have had in the family for years and discovered an inscription on it referring to Sgt Herbert William Coale of the second Wiltshire Regiment. Some preliminary research shows that he was captured at the battle of Rensburg during the Boer War. I think he may have ended up as a Chelsea Pensioner and probably didn't have a family. If you have any information about him or know anyone interested in him I should love to hear from you.

I am not sur if he was connected to our family in any way but as my grandfather was an auctioneer the chest may have come to us via the sale room.
Richard

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #33 on: Monday 27 August 12 18:40 BST (UK) »
hi,,he did have a wife and children,,his service record also survives. ;)
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #34 on: Monday 27 August 12 21:21 BST (UK) »
Herbert enlisted 1895 number 4340,,,served 12 years  1895-1907
recieved QSA medal with clasps for Cape Colony,Transvaal,Orange Free State,,,Kings medal with clasps 1901,1902.
He married Eva Amelia Boucher in 1907 in Somerset.
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 29 August 12 08:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks Gortonboy. Those are useful clues to follow up.

Richard