An interesting chap. (Of interest to you Julian with his IMI attachment.)
BATTALION DRILL.—The 4th V.B., S.W.R, which comprises the- Pontypool (headquarters), Abergavenny, Monmouth, Usk, Blaenavon, and Newport, paraded in review order for battalion drill, on the Polo Field, on Saturday, when they practised the attack, and also fired a feu-de-jote in celebration of the Queen's birthday, and gave three cheers for her Majesty, led by Colonel Burton, commanding the battalion.
Between 400 and 500 of all ranks were present, the local company being second strongest on parade.
Opportunity was also taken by Colonel Burton of presenting the medal for long service and good conduct to Sergeant-Instructor Jamieson, for the Abergavenny Company. In doing so, Colonel Burton expressed tne pleasure it gave him to make the presentation.
The Adjutant (Major G. C. Palmes) read to the battalion a record of Sergeant-Instructor Jamieson's services, as follows:—
Enlisted 24th Regiment, July. 1874; [enlisted 24/7/1874, aged 22 years and 6 months. Noble 24th p54]
embarked for Gibraltar, 16th October, 1874;
embarked for Cape of Good Hope, 28th November, 1874;
left Cape Town for Griqualand West, South Africa, 15th May, 1875;
left Griqualand West for Cape Town, 11th October, 1875;
promoted corporal, 27th January. 1876;
Kaffir War (Mounted Infantry), 1878;
stationed in Pretoria, Transvaal, 1878;
promoted sergeant 22nd January, 1879 Zulu War, 1879 present at Isandhlwana on 22nd January, 1879:
promoted Quarter-Master Sergeant, 1st Squadron Mounted Infantry, under Captain E. S. Browne, V.C.;
joined General E. Wood's column at Kambula, March, 1879, after disaster of Isandhlwana;
present at the battle of Kambula, 27th March, 1879;
present at the battle of Ulundi;
after Ulundi rejoined 24th Regiment;
embarked for England 27th August, 1879;
promoted colour-sergeant 23rd November, 1880 granted South African war medal and clasp, 1878-79 in possession of four good conduct badges transferred to permanent staff 4th V.B., S.W.B., December, 1887; granted medal for long service and good conduct. 1st October, 1892. ST.
Pontypool Free Press - Friday 02 June 1893