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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 05 November 11 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello Andy,

I will try and have a look through the wealth of documents and information I have today.  I'm sure I will be able to tell you about his time in South Africa and St.Helena.

Briefly though; the 3rd Battalion was a Militia Battalion, rather like the Territorial Army today.  Most of the 3rd spent their time in Deadwood Camp, St.Helena, guarding Boer Prisoners of war, but some ended up in South Africa for varying periods of time.  At the time of the Boer War, the 1st Battalion were in India.  The 2nd were below strength and waited in Aldershot until men were transferred from other Regiments and the different classes of reservists were called up.  The 2nd sailed for South Africa in December 1899.  Some young men of the 3rd (Possibly ASHER), volunteered to go with the 2nd, others were sent there as  much needed reinforcements throughout the war.  The Army remained mindful that these men were Militia men and once practicable, moved them to St.Helena to rejoin their regiment.  Only the men of the 3rd Battalion who served in South Africa received any clasps on their medals.  I will be able to confirm his medal entitlement for you.


Watch this space, you may be surprised what information I can give you.



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Ian



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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 November 11 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Andy,

I have a lot of information for you, too much to post here.  I have sent you a personal message.

Ian
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 November 11 02:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian
Both my Great Grandfather (Abraham Bull) & Great Uncle served in Wiltshire Regiment. I have 2 Boer War medals which were my Great Uncles  (Frank Bull), both were from Broughton Gifford in Wiltshire, on the medal it states 2nd Regiment & No. 5360. I was also told that my great grandfather served in Boer War but unsure of this. Would love to know if you have any information  on them and about their Regiment. Just wondering also if you  have finished your book yet, and if so has it been published?
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 15 November 11 22:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Karen,

I will have a look for you, but do visit the website of The Rifles Regimental Museum situated in The Wardrobe, Salisbury.  Also, my book is indeed nearly finished; thank you for asking.

Give me a couple of days and I'll get back to you.

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 06:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ian
Thankyou for your reply & your time. Will head to the website now to take a look & see what I can find out. I look forward to your reply.

Many thanks

Karen

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 17 November 11 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Hi there my great grandfather served in the boer war 2nd Wiltshire regiment sergeant vockins I would love to find out some information about him.  . Any information would be great fully appreciated

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 17 November 11 22:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi there my great grandfather served in the boer war 2nd Wiltshire regiment sergeant vockins I would love to find out some information about him.   Any information would be great fully appreciated

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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 17 November 11 22:54 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Men of Wiltshire serving in the Wiltshire Regiment during the Boer War
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 17 November 11 23:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the advice. Do you have any information on the 2nd Wiltshire regiment or sergeant vockins. Any help is great fully appreciated.