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SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 17 Dec 2010 5:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

Just finished transcribing WO 126/127, 126/128, 126/129 SCOTT's RAILWAY GUARDS.

If you have a family member who served, drop me a line and I will send you their enrolment form.

Regards, Malcolm

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 3 Jul 2011 2:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Commemorative Roll - W H Thompson

Service number: 1675

Rank: Trooper

Unit: SAMIF - Scott's Railway Guards

Service: South African Colonial Forces

Conflict: South Africa, 1899-1902

Date of death: 25 January 1902

Place of death: Devondale (Vryburg District)

Cause of death: Killed in action

The above William Hamilton Thompson was my great uncle Any further info you have would be appreciated

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 23 Jul 2012 5:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Malcom,

Question please. I have a Martini Henry with the SRG engraved on it. Presumed captured from the Boers and used by the Scotts Railway Guards. Rifle serial #16566. You do not by any chance have records as to who the rifle was issued to with the SRG.?

Regards

Des Brown
Ancaster
Canada

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 11:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
I have only just come across your posting. We have a Frank Victor RIDER born 1880 who was in the Boer War. His Queens S.A. medal reads 'TPR. F.V.RIDER SCOTT'S RLY GDS.' However, I cannot see his name on the WO published lists so far. I wondered if you have any knowledge of this man. He returned home in 1901 wounded in arm.
So grateful for any information.
Thank you,
Ann

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 18 Jun 2013 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rider
Hi Ann

I found his Q.S.A. medal roll (Reg Number 679) he was awarded it on 30/05/1911 with clasps Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.
On this medal roll there is no mention of him being wounded.

Regards

Robert Kesterton

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 19 Jun 2013 10:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much Robert for looking this information up. Strange about the wounds. His arm was apparently so badly damaged that he could no longer pursue his career as an Architect.

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 19 Jun 2013 3:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Was a pleasure, I have a few Q.S.A.`s to Scott`s Railway Guards some served also in other Units/Regiments.

Just to point out that numerous records were destroyed during The Blitz over London during WW2 so possibly it could be one that would have confirmed his wounds.

Do you have his medal?

Regards

Robert

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 7:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
No I don't have the medal. The gentleman in question was my grandfather's brother. The medal is now in Alberta, Canada, with a direct descendant - my third cousin. F.V.Rider went to Canada in 1905 to farm as he could no longer follow his previous career.

Regards,
Ann

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 10:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Ann

I have just purchased a Q.S.A.to the same unit, they are as rare as chicken`s teeth!

There were only 500 that served in the unit.

Regards

Robert

Re: SCOTT'S RAILWAY GUARDS - Transcribed

Posted: 1 Jul 2013 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Malcom

I have 7 Scott's railway guards medals in my collection.

Would you be able help me with enrolment forms?

Regards

Robert
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