WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn: Lt. Melvill: You didn't really have to choose between your country and the Zulu, did you? Lt. William Vereker: Um, and a damn close thing it was too.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Durnfords retreat.
Yesterday at 8:10 pm by SRB1965

» Tunics from the dead
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:05 pm by SRB1965

» Intombe Drift
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:18 pm by Roselier

» Vandals wreck grave of Victoria Cross hero
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 am by SRB1965

» Events in Brecon & Cardiff in August 2017
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm by martinusmagnus

» Sergeant W. Shaw
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:13 pm by gcooper

» Private Arthur Joseph
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:35 pm by 1879graves

» Extracts from London Gazette in The Morning Post Wed 10 Sep 1879
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:44 am by applebygypsy

» Alexander Fonnereau Crookshank of Drumhalyr & Bierrenagh.
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:48 pm by Petty Officer Tom

» James Booth
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:28 pm by xhosa2000

» Zulu emissary - imaginary or otherwise....
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:49 pm by SRB1965

» Rorke's Drift
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:28 pm by xhosa2000

» Mrs. J. C. Deeble, Superintendent of Nurses.
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:26 pm by Janeybird

» Martini Henry question
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:46 pm by SRB1965

» India Pattern Red Tunic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 pm by John Young

Colour Sergeant F. Machin
80th Staffordshire Regiment (Isandula Collection)
Largest private Anglo-Zulu War collection on auction
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
1879graves
 
impi
 
rusteze
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
Frank Allewell
 
SRB1965
 
1879graves
 
rusteze
 
90th
 
xhosa2000
 
ymob
 
John Young
 
Roselier
 
Petty Officer Tom
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Durnford was he capable.5
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 4
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.1
The ammunition question
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Johnscliffe



Posts : 7
Join date : 2011-07-01

PostSubject: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:07 pm

Hello all, I've had this medal some time and it came without a Clasp, and appears it was awarded like that. Some oddments
of paperwork came with it including " A nominal roll of officers who received one Bar 1879 " with list of 24 officers and 7 attached officers under Lt Colonel H Alexander and includes in the first group of 24 2nd Lt Willett. Other copy papers show him as Major at old comrades dinners in May 1930 and december 1934. A nominal Roll officers dated 1912 shows his service 1878 to 1886 and gives medal South Africa 1879 and rank Captain, and names of those dining 22nd June 1912 also has him as Captain. There is a letter from Regimental Museum 1st Dragoon Guards Cardiff Castle dated 2003 saying they may have a photo of him but all records were in storage due to Cardiff Castles 15 year project plan (I must follow that up and see if its available now ? ) I feel a bit cheeky asking questions again so soon after all the help I was given on another SA Officers medal as I'm very new to the forum, but here goes ! and very many thanks in advance.Wanting to know if he is officially listed as having the 1879 Clasp to the medal as there is nothing on the list of officers that shows were it came from or is accurate.
Back to top Go down
90th

avatar

Posts : 9239
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 61
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: 2nd Lt. J.S. Willet    Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:13 pm

Hi Johnscliffe.
According to the roll he was indeed the recipient of the medal but not entitled to a clasp .
cheers 90th. Idea
Back to top Go down
1879graves

avatar

Posts : 2438
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

PostSubject: Re: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:29 pm

John Saltren Willett

He embarked in June, and joined the Regiment at Utrecht.

Date of Birth - 2nd July 1859
First Appointment - 2nd Lieutenant - 24th Foot - 11th May 1878
2nd Lieutenant - 1st Dragoons - 25th May 1878
2nd Lieutenant - 1st Dragoon Guards - 22nd March 1879
Lieutenant - 1st Dragoon Guards - 2nd February 1881
Captain - 1st Dragoon Guards - 15th June 1887

South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign. Employed in Natal. Medal. (No Clasp)

Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
1879graves

avatar

Posts : 2438
Join date : 2009-03-03
Location : Devon

PostSubject: Re: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:13 pm

Hi Johnscliffe

Very interesting

I have had a look in the 1888 Hart's Army List and found the following
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

It states Medal with Clasp scratch
Back to top Go down
http://zuluwar1879.tribalpages.com
Johnscliffe



Posts : 7
Join date : 2011-07-01

PostSubject: Re: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:49 pm

Really appreciate the replies, strange that no Clasp on the roll , nor the Medal, yet Harts List says 1879 Clasp , and the list of officers I have , that I dont know source of , gives a 1879 Clasp. Nice to have his full name and very interesting he was with the 24th for a short time..Best regards to all.. Michael
Back to top Go down
tasker224

avatar

Posts : 2105
Join date : 2010-07-30
Age : 50
Location : North London

PostSubject: Re: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:58 pm

Medal back on sale on ebay.
Looks like a nice medal.
What is the verdict: entitled to 1879 clasp or not?
Given that the 1st Drgns arrived only in April 1879, I would say no.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZULU-WAR-MEDAL-MAJOR-24TH-FOOT-1ST-DRAGOONS-BURIED-DURNFORD-ISANDLWANA-/221154642603?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item337dd80aab
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?   

Back to top Go down
 
Zulu War Medal 2nd Lieut J S WILLETT 1st Dragoon Guards Clasp ?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL-
Jump to: