British South Africa Company, Rhodedesia 1896, bar Mashonaland 1897, Queen’s South Africa Medal, 5 bars, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, 146 Trooper W.J. Paul, British South Africa Police, Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry and Steinaecker’s Horse
BSA Company officially engraved: “146 Troopr W.J. Paul. B.S.A.P.”
QSA officially impressed: “9167 Pte W.J. Paul. Th’croft’s M.I.”
William Johnson Paul, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland during 1873
His entry in Steinaecker’s Horsemen by the late Bill Woolmore:
“PAUL WILLIAM JOHNSON, Trooper No 1527; Born Scotland on 19th September 1873.
He served in both the 1896 and 1897 Campaigns in Rhodesia with the Mashonaland Mounted Police (1 year) and the British South Africa Police (1 year and 7 days) and earned the British South Africa Company’s medal with clasp for the service.
Previous Anglo-Boer War service as Private 9167 in D Company of Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry from 23rd December 1899 to 9th November 1900.
Enlisted in Steinaeckers Horse at Pietersmaritzburg on 12th October 1901. A Baker, aged 28, height 5 foot 9 1/2, blue eyes, fair hair.
Next of Kin: Mother, 19 St Leonards, Scotland.
Discharged time expired at PMB on 12th July 1902 after the cessation of hostilities.
He qualified for the QSA medal with clasps Tugela Heights, OFS, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, and Transvaal, and the King’s South Africa Medal with the 2 claps issued from the Steinaecker’s Horse roll.”
In peacetime he returned to being a Baker and died at the age of 54 living in Barberton Townlands, Barberton.