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Offline G Marsh

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Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:32:03 PM »
Hi need some help re. history of service Alfred Marsh service no 8341, which battalion ??

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 11:38:02 AM »
1st Volunteer Battalion The Manchester Regiment.

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »
thanks, can you confirm when the battalion returned to UK, and medal entitlement.

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 12:35:20 PM »
They left S. Africa on 21.5.1902.

As with all Manchetser Regiment VSC's his entitlement was the QSA only.

His clasps were Cape Colony, Orange Free State, S. Africa 1901, S. Africa 1902.

Do you have his medal?

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 08:49:12 AM »
thanks - yes have the medal, need to check clasps but 1 seems to be missing, also citation. away for framing.

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 10:07:10 AM »
is it possible to download army service records?

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 10:18:08 AM »
I have found that virtually all the VSC mens records survive and can be downloaded by subscription to Findmypast.co.uk, which if you dont have it is available in most local libraries.

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2018, 11:09:00 AM »
thanks will give it a go. His certificate foe the war was issued by Colonel Higson fyi

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 12:03:46 PM »
Is it like this one?

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 04:22:34 PM »
yes same certificate, attached is a photo of troops in SA maybe of interest to families only know my grandfather ID. Faint writing on reverse  Van Ruman !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 04:50:45 PM »
Great photo.

That is some of the men of the 3rd VSC at Van Reenan's Pass early 1902.

Which is your GF?

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 10:08:34 AM »
Thanks - 2nd from right top row

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 09:06:25 PM »
Hi

Would you like to post the photo in the photo are of the site.

Cheers Roy

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2018, 10:52:10 AM »
yes please to place in photo section

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Re: Boer War identify Pyt A Marsh 8341 3rd Voluteers
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2018, 05:17:32 PM »
I did find his Short Service Attestation form held in WO 97 at National Archives Kew via Findmypast. Appears he joined up in 14th Feb 1901