An extremely rare Boer War D.C.M. awarded to Sergeant-Major, later Lieutenant, R. J. Stallwood, Canadian Scouts, one of only 16 Boer War D.C.M.s awarded to Canadian recipients and the only one named to the Canadian Scouts


Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (Serjt:- Maj: R. J. Stallwood. Canadian Scouts)


D.C.M. London Gazette 31 October 1902.

Robert Jabez Stallwood was born in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada, in May 1877. He was a Rancher, who enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Field Artillery at Kingston, in January 1900. Stallwood initially served during the Second Boer War with ‘C’ (Special Service) Battery, R.C.F.A. (entitled to Q.S.A. with ‘Cape Colony’, ‘Orange Free State’, ‘Transvaal’ and ‘Rhodesia’ clasps). He was discharged to join ‘Howard’s Scouts’ (the Canadian Scouts, under the command of Major A. L. ‘Gat’ Howard, a British Irregular unit predominantly manned by Canadians) 12 December 1900.

Stallwood advanced to Sergeant-Major, and was Mentioned in Lord Kitchener’s Despatch of 23 June 1902. He was discharged 13 January 1901, only to re-engage for service during the Great War. Stallwood was commissioned Lieutenant in the 228th Canadian Infantry Battalion in March 1916, and embarked for England in February of the following year. He transferred to the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, and served with them as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the French theatre of war from May 1917. Stallwood returned to Canada in May 1919, and was discharged 15 November 1919.

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