Sunday, April 28, 2013

Prentice at War

Today I am appealing for help from anyone who is researching a man who carried the surname of Prentice and was involved in the Boer War.  I have a collection of men (although I could well be missing some men)  for whom I have some limited information but would dearly like more ...

Mr Prentice - Sergeant, 1st City of London Rifles

A Prentice - Service number 36324, Trooper, South African Light Horse

Adam Prentice - Service number 2847, Highland Light infantry

AJ Prentice - Service number 4285, 13th Hussars (QSA Roll)
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902

ARJ Prentice - Service number 26554, Private, 43 (Suffolk) Company, 12th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (TNA WO128 roll)
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901
Wounded Severely on 07/06/1901 at Nr Grootafdeeling

Andrew Prentice - Service number 31004, Shoe-smith, promoted to Sergeant-Major, 2nd Scottish Horse.  (TNA WO126, WO127)
Queens South medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvall.  Medal was later withdrawn under order of Standerton 13 Feb 1902.

Archibald Prentice - Service number 21975, Trooper, 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry.  (tna wo128)
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

Arthur C Win Prentice - Captain, 2nd Brabant Horse

Arthur William Prentice - Service number 13, Trooper, Steinaeckers Horse (7 Feb 1902 - 15 Jul 1902).  Trooper, Driscolls Horse 504/27079 (TNA WO127, WO128)
The son of the Rev Henry Prentice, he died on the 26th Jul 1915 during World War One and is buried in Nairobi South Cemetery

Daniel Prentice - Service number 24970, 18th (Lanarkshire) Company, 6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (TNA WO128).
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

E Prentice - service number 4090, 19th (Princess of Wales's) Own Hussars.  Quenns South Africa Medal with clasps for the Defence of Ladysmith (TNA WO100)
See Castle Meadows. County Memorial, Norwich, Norfolk, England.  Died Enteric fever on 14/01/1900 at Ladysmith  

George Prentice - Service number 33570, Private, 60th Company, 17th Battalion, 60 (North Irish Horse) Company 17 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry.  Ex 6th Dragoons No. 3690. (TNA WO100/127).
Queens South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

H G Prentice - Service number 5717, Sapper, 23 Company, (Field) Royal Engineers (TNA WO100)
Queens South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

Herbert Prentice - Major, Staff Royal Engineers
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.
Source: (TNA WO100/155 page 5 WO100/156 page 77)

J Prentice - Service number 2397, Private, 5th New Zealand Contingent
(TNA Reference WO100/294)

J Prentice, Kimberley Town Guard
(TNA Reference WO100/282)

J Prentice - Service Number 24969, Trooper, 18th (Lanarkshire) Company, 6th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
Invalided from S.A., 24/10/01
The Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901.

James Prentice - 2 Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke Of Albany's
The Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal
The King's South Africa medal with clasps for South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(TNA WO100/304 page 396)

John Prentice - Civilian Surgeon - Embarked England per 'Assage' on 11 May 1900 and transferred to the Princess of Wales hospital ship until 1 Jan 1901.  Re-embarked for South Africa on 2 Jan 1901.  Mentioned in dispatches three times.  Awarded the Kings South Africa Medal and two clasps.
2 Ambulance Train Royal Army Medical Corps  (TNA WO100/352, WO100/225)

JA Prentice - Ordinary Seaman, HMS Naiad
Queen's South Africa with clasps for Cape Colony, South Africa 1901(TNA ADM171/53)

JF Prentice - Service number 3853, Squadron Sergeant Major, 13th Hussars DCM
The Queen's South Afric medal with clasps for Orange Free State, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith
The King's South Africa medal with clasps for South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(TNA Reference WO100/304 page 396)

Richard Prentice - Service number 31409, Trooper, 50th (2nd Hampshire) Company, 17th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry
Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(TNA WO100/127)

Robert Charles Prentice - Sapper, 1 Division Telegraph Battalion Royal Engineers

Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(TNA Reference W)100/159 page 93 and 910)

S Prentice - Sergeant Cook, City of London Imperial Volunteers
Queen's South Africa (QSA) Medal Clasps: Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Cape Colony
(TNA Reference WO100/231 page 267)

SG Prentice - Private, 3rd (Prince of Wales) Dragoon Guards, service number 4102
Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
(TNA Reference - unknown)

T Prentice - Private, 2nd Battalion, The Chesshire Regiment
Wounded on 29/03/1900 at Karee Siding (Official casualty roll location: Karree Siding)
Queens South Africa Medal
(TNA Reference - unknown)

W Prentice
3rd Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales Own), service number 5296
Mediterranean Medal
(TNA Reference - WO100/368)

W Prentice - Private, 8th (Kings Royal Irish) Hussars, service number 4804
Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.  Invalided.
(TNA Reference - unknown)

W Prentice - Bearer, Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps
(TNA Reference - unknown)

W Prentice
Gunner, 21st Battery, Royal Field Artillery, service number 7574
(TNA Reference - WO100/140 page 186)

WH Prentice - Cradock Town Guard

William Prentice - Service number 1143, Private, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Died as a result of the Boer War 1899-1902

W Prentice - Service number 4090, Private, 19th (Princess of Wales Own) Hussars (Cavalry), died at Ladysmith of enteric fever 14th Jan 1900

Frederick Prentice - Service number 24331, Trooper, 65th (2nd leicestershire) Company, 17th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, died Thabanchu, 17 Dec 1901 of wounds.  (TNA WO128)
Commemorated on the Leicestershire memmorial, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

J Prentice - Service number 4302, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons
Queens South Africa Medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901.
Killed on 27/07/1901 at Vlakfontein

William Lang Prentice - 7th Middlesex (London Scottish) Volunteers, and Private, 6th Company, 20th Battalion (Fife Light Horse), service number 9207.
The Queen's South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901
Wounded Dangerously on 28/02/1901 at Rietvlei.  Died 6th Jun 1901, Johannesburg, South Africa
Memorial: 95 Horseferry Road. London Scottish Barracks. Plaque, Victoria, London, England

Sources

Roll of Honour

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