|Arthur Bosomworth Holdsworth
|3591 Cpl. A.B. Holdsworth, 1st Dragoons.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (EVIIR) (L/Cpl.);
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Tugela Heights, Orange Free State,
Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laings Nek (Cpl.);
King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901; South Africa 1902 (Cpl.).
MID Sir Charles Warren 1 February 1900 (Spion Kop) & Lord Roberts 4 September 1901;
DCM LG 27 September 1901.
With four photocopy pages of service documents. Arthur Bosomworth Holdsworth enlisted at
London 28 March 1893 aged 21 years 10 months. Born Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Occupation
telegraphist. Convicted by court martial 9 September 1896 and imprisoned for 28 days for
striking a superior officer. Transferred to Army Reserve 10 February 1903. Discharged 27
March 1905. Warren’s despatch reads: “Col. J. Burn Murdoch….with Capt. Hon. A. Hamilton
Russell, and Ptes. W. Barnard and A. Holdsworth, ascended Spion Kop after its evacuation, on
morning of 25th, at great personal risk to ascertain whether it had been re-occupied by
Boers.” Abbott states DCM awarded for Spion Kop. QSA and clasps confirmed on the roll.