ozmaz, on 14 February 2011 - 09:18 AM, said:
He must have travelled back to England because in 1915 he enlised in the 25th Battalion of the Royal Fusilers, otherwise known as the Legion of Frontiersmen led by Colonel Patrick Driscoll.
I have also been unable to find out much about when he joined the 2nd Battalion Rhodesia Regiment or his MC but it is even more remarkable when you realise that he had only one arm - the other having been crushed by an elephant in 1908 during a big game hunt.
Hi Maz and welcome to the forum.
Firstly let me say that as far as I can tell James MacQueen didn't enlist in the 25th Battalion and in all my research on this battalion I've yet to come across any evidence to this effect. You may well know differently and if that's the case I'd really like to know.
He entered the East African theatre with the 2nd Rhodesia Regiment on 15th March 1915, the date that battalion arrived in theatre and a whole month before the 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers left England. I'll check Capell's history of the battalion tonight to see if it adds anything.
His MC was listed in the London Gazette #29460, 2nd February 1916, page 1337 but with no citation. I see that James, in post #191, has referred to Capell's history already and states that it was awarded for an action at Longido.