Distinguished Conduct Medal group of 7 to 67554 Battery Serjeant Major Herbert Wilkins, 77th & 82nd Batteries Royal Field Artillery
77th & 82nd Batteries Royal Field Artillery (Boer War)
Mentioned in Despatches - London Gazette 10th September 1901 (South Africa)
Distinguished Conduct Medal - London Gazette 27th September 1901 (South Africa)
Commissioned (1915) - Captain Royal Field Artillery
Herbert Wilkins was born in Galway and joined the regiment at Preston, Lancashire 11.06.1888 stating his age as 15 years 2 months and his trade grocer.
1888 Boy, December Trooper, 1891 Bombardier, 1894 Corporal, 1895 Sergeant, 1900 Battery Sergeant Major. Served in South Africa from 03.11.1899 to 12.05.1906, a period of 6 years, 191 days.
His papers show he saw service with the Diamond Field Artillery and was awarded the clasps as above whereas the D.F. Artillery received the Defence of Kimberly clasp.
His LS & GC was awarded 2.4.1907 and he was discharged 8.6.1909 having served 21 years Battery Sergeant Major. His conduct was described as exemplary, no offense of any sort during 21 years. In civil life, he worked for the R.S.P.C.A. and lived at 33, North Denes Road, Geater Yarmouth.