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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 18:55 GMT (UK) »
PS re Medal Roll.Rosie and Newburychap -
I looked at WO 100/193-4 some 12ish years ago, but I did not see the card you are showing. On that which I transcribed I could not read one of the initials - I could read only the  "H" and put a query for the other. The date of presentation on it was as I said originally, 13 Sept 1901. I can only assume that Kate did not go. As we can all see from the part you have cut and pasted, the name of the recipient and the date of presentation have been written in in the 2nd half of c20, in modern handwriting which is utterly, utterly legible. It was probably written at the time of the presentation. The card I saw also included what is apparently not shown on this card; the clasps to be awarded with the medal - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal.

Had I seen your card as well as the one I saw, I should not have been wasting everyones' time! But if you could direct me to where I can see the larger page from which your clip is taken, I'd be very grateful. And thank you both for your trouble. Now to tell County and District archivists not to bother with my query
And now to go of in pursuit of Mrs H S Cox ..... 1967 a new and hitherto unsuspected family member - 1939 Register, perhaps?
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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 19:57 GMT (UK) »
and another  thing .... my gt uncle Pte 6792 Henry Cox Volunteer Service Company 2nd Btn Royal Berkshire Regiment died in hospital of dysentery in Pretoria on 28 July 1900 and is buried there in grave no 218 Pretoria no. 1 Cemetery (CofE). No time with dysentery to invalid him home via St Helena as this card seems to suggest.
The volunteer forces are not in the same medal rolls as the regulars. If your cut and paste has the same rank and number as mine, there is some real confusion here.
I'm going to London in April and will look again at WO 100 193-4.
Meantime I'll go in search of a secret wife .....

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Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
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Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 01 February 18 00:24 GMT (UK) »
The QSAM medal rolls are on Ancestry - they show clasps (Transvaal, Orange Free State & Cape Colony. See https://tinyurl.com/ybehlo3t (link will only work if you have a subscription).

It was W Cox who was invalided home and another W Cox who was at St Helena - each line refers to a different soldier. The Highcross info is between entries for H Cox 6792 and R Cox 4975. It is a page from the 2nd R Berks Regt roll (WO 100/193).

STOP PRESS
I just went to the TNA site to check the reference - and found that you can download the roll for free - perhaps not as easy to use as the Ancestry access, but a lot cheaper!  And a lot, lot cheaper than going to Kew. The Cox entries are on p277 of the download.




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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 01 February 18 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Newburychap. I will follow this up today.
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London

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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 01 February 18 12:07 GMT (UK) »
AT LAST! Now I can see the whole page and counting down the row, I can see that
Henry's medal line on 13 was issued 29/8/01 and he was Vol Serv Con?f  deceased.
R Cox line 14 was discharged and his medal was claimed in 1967.
My Harry's was probably sent to the Regimental HQ or direct to his family after it was issued.
I must have seen the Index cards in the early 2000s, and suspect slippage on that. I'll check the download for WO 100 etc.
Thank you.
I do not have a lost "cousin" called Mrs H S Cox .... I don't give a damn about Council Cottages .... Harry Cox RIP.
Rootschatter prevails again!
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London

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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #23 on: Friday 02 February 18 13:15 GMT (UK) »
But it was an interesting search  ;D
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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #24 on: Friday 02 February 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
As long as it keeps the grey matter in practice - which it definitely does! Thank you, too, Rosie.
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London

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Re: Council Cottages, Highmoor Cross
« Reply #25 on: Friday 02 February 18 14:33 GMT (UK) »
My thoughts too  ;D
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