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ARMY POST OFFICE CORPS

From the Collection of Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Some Notes on the Royal Engineers Postal Service in the Great War of 1914-1918
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Non-Commissioned Officers and Men

NAME

RANK

REGIMENTAL NUMBER

FORMER UNIT/MEDALS

  Baker, Henry Charles

Private

406

No. 5998, 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [NATAL] and [TRANSVAAL].

Donoghue, David
(died of enteric fever at Standerton on 20/12/1901)

Colour Sergeant

289

No. 3969, 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][TUGELA HEIGHTS] [ORANGE FREE STATE][RELIEF OF LADYSMITH] [TRANSVAAL] and [SOUTH AFRICA 1901]. (RESEARCH IN PROGRESS).

Jones, Anthony Edward

Corporal

147

No. 3323, 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][TUGELA HEIGHTS] [ORANGE FREE STATE][RELIEF OF LADYSMITH] [TRANSVAAL] [LAING'S NEK][SOUTH AFRICA 1901], and the Imperial Service Medal. Born in April 1864. Enlisted on 23 February 1884. Discharged on 1 November 1901. Home: Islington. Worked as a postman at ECDO. QSA verified on medal roll WO100/230.

Knight, W.M.

Colour Sergeant

4262

24th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Volunteers. Entitled to the Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (EVIIR).

Marritt, Charles

Private

650

"Q" Company, 24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers. Entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][ORANGE FREE STATE][TRANSVAAL][SOUTH AFRICA 1901][SOUTH AFRICA 1902]. Medal verified on roll WO100/230. Born in February 1873. Reenlisted in the 24th Middlesex on 17 February 1903. Transferred to the 4th Volunteer Battalion, Royal Hampshire Regiment on 1 January 1904. Home at Milton Villas, Fortescue Road, Bournemouth. Worked as a postal clerk at the Bournemouth Post Office.

Sorting mail in South Africa during the Boer War
1899-1902


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