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PostSubject: 1504 Cr. Sergt. T. Scott   Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:32 pm

"Thomas Scott was born on 6 July 1846 at Quatt, Shropshire [enlistment papers give Somersetshire], and enlisted for the 24th Foot at Birmingham on 5 July 1864, aged 18 years. He was promoted to Corporal on 18 November 1868; Sergeant, 18 September 1869; Colour-Sergeant, 24 March 1871; Sergeant-Major, 30 December 1883. He served in South Africa from 1 February 1878 to 13 January 1880, and took part in the Kaffir War of 1877-78 and the Zulu War of 1879. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal in October 1882, this would have been surrendered upon being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with £10 annuity on 21 January 1899. He applied for an increase in his annuity on 6 October 1906, and was informed that a note had been made of his request ‘but that annuities of more than £10 are now very rarely conferred."

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PostSubject: Clr Sgt T.Scott    Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:25 am

This following information is a bit different to Littlehand's previous post , all details , no matter how small ,  if they are available they should be used ,  also from Norman Holme's  ' The Noble 24th '
Born 6/7 /46 ; Promoted Qtrmstr Sgt 23 / 1 / 79 , D Co vice Davis ( Orders book - R Drift , Regimental Archive ) , Reverted to Clr Sgt , date unknown . In the Census Return dated 3 /4 /81 he is recorded as Born at Quatt , Shropshire . A Clr Sgt aged 35 yrs residing with his wife and son at the Barracks Brecon . In the Ranks 19yrs and 177 days , Promoted Warrnt Officer , appointed Sgt Maj , Depot , SWB 30/13/ 83 , Retired 30 / 12 / 90 , South Africa Medal with Clasp 1877-78-79 ; Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1 / 10 / 82 ; Meritorious Service Medal with 10 GBP's annuity 21 / 1 /99 . Forgot to mention he was in the 2 / 24th Listings .
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PostSubject: Re: 1504 Cr. Sergt. T. Scott   Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:37 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1504 Cr. Sergt. T. Scott   Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:15 am

Thanks Graves!
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PostSubject: Re: 1504 Cr. Sergt. T. Scott   Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:19 am

Is it Quatt, Shropshire or Quarme, Somerset?
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PostSubject: 1504 Sgt T Scott   Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:11 pm

Hi Kenny
The Records Grave's posted certainly say Somersetshire ! Shocked
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