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QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, LIVERPOOL REGIMENT DIED OF WOUNDS AT GELUK 23 AUGUST 1900 :

Bars, 'Defence of Ladysmith', 'Transvaal', 'Laing's Nek', officially impressed naming - 5653 Pte. T. McDermott, Liverpool Regt. : (THOMAS McDERMOTT - From Tatlock Street, Liverpool was born around 1877, a labourer by trade when he attested for The King's (Liverpool) Regiment in March 1897 : He served in South Africa with 1st Battalion of the Regiment, which formed part of General Sir Redvers Buller's column : On 23 August 1900 the column arrived to bivouac at Geluk Farm but was strongly opposed by Boer forces : During the action 'C' and 'E' companies of the Regiment were almost cut off and in consequence suffered severe casualties : The recipient was dangerously wounded on 23 August 1900, and DIED OF HIS WOUNDS the same day : The column remained at the farm until 26 August 1900 : Private W. Heaton of the Regiment was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during this action.) : Sold with verification and copy Casualty Roll entry : NEF - £595