Many thanks. I have extracted the named units and senior officers from the Kersnovskii translation - and it doesn't match up with the other list, of course!:
Peking & Manchuria Operations From Kersnovskii
Using Kersnovskii as a basis, named units and some commanders and locations can be pieced together, covering the Peking and Manchuria operations. The names and unit designations do not match the Surridge OOB.
1st His Majesty’s Siberian Rifle Regiment—Old Niu Chzhuang
2nd Siberian Rifle Regiment—taking of Peking
3rd Siberian Rifle Regiment
4th Siberian Rifle Regiment
5th Siberian Rifle Regiment
6th Siberian Rifle Regiment—Beitan
7th Siberian Rifle Regiment—Beitan
9th Siberian Rifle Regiment—eastern arsenal at Tientsin
10th Siberian Rifle Regiment—taking of Peking
11th Siberian Rifle Regiment—Dashichao
12th Siberian Rifle Regiment—Tientsin
13th and 14th Siberian Rifle Regiments
14th and 15th Rifle Regiments
15th and 16th Siberian Rifle Regiments—capture of Khunchun
16th Siberian Rifle Regiment
17th and 18th Siberian Rifle Regiments—Sungari campaign
[19th not mentioned]
20th Siberian Rifle Regiment
21st Siberian Rifle Regiment -defense of Blagoveshchensk
22nd Siberian Rifle Regiment- Sungari campaign
Primorsky [Maritime] Dragoon Regiment
The Amur, Trans-Baikal and Ussuri Cossack Hosts at full strength took part in the campaign in China against the Boxers. [but the Ussuri won no awards and is not mentioned further]
Amur Cossack Host
1st Sotnia of the Amur Cossack Regiment
4th and 5th Sotnias of the Amur Cossack Regiment - Eyur, Khingan, and Tsitsihar
6th Sotnia of the Amur Cossack Regiment- Khingan and Tsitsihar
Trans-Baikal Cossack Host
4th and 5th Sotnias of the 1st Verkhneudinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host
6th Sotnia of the 1st Verkhneudinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host - Tientsin and Peking
3rd Verkhneudinsk Regiment Trans-Baikal Cossack Host - Northern Manchuria
3rd Sotnia of the 1st Chita Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host - Beitsan and Peking
1st and 2nd Sotnias of the 1st Nerchinsk Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host - Eyur, Khingan, and Tsitsihar.
1st, 2nd, and 4th Sotnias of the 1st Argun Regiment of the Trans-Baikal Cossack Host - Northern Manchuria
4th and 6th Trans-Baikal Cossack Regiments
4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th Siberian Cossack Regiments, as part of the Siberian Cossack Division, took part in the Manchurian campaign against the Boxers, but due to the cessation of military operations did not take part in any fighting
1st, 2nd & 3rd regiments of the Semirech’e Cossack Host were mobilized due to military operations in China
Life-Guards Rifle Artillery Battalion
1st Siberian Artillery Brigade—taking of Khunchun
2nd Siberian Artillery Brigade—defense of Blagoveshchensk
3rd Siberian Artillery Brigade—Tientsin and Peking
4th Siberian Artillery Brigade—the Khingan
2nd Trans-Baikal Cossack Battery
1st Trans-Baikal Cossack Battery - Shakhe and Mukden
General & Staff Officers
Major General Anatolii Mikhailovich Stessel’, commander of the 3rd Eastern Siberian Rifle Corps
Lieutenant General Nikolai Petrovich Linevich, commander of the 1st Siberian Army Corps - taking of Peking.
Major General Pavel Georg-Karlovich Edler fon Rennenkampf, chief of staff of the forces in the Trans-Baikal Region –capture of Tsitsihar and the occupation of Kirin.
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Vasilevskii, chief of staff of the 1st Siberian Army Corps.
Captain Boris Fedorovich Zapol’skii general staff, Amur Military District.
Navy Lieutenant Mikhail Koronatovich –the occupation of the Taku forts on 4 June 1900.
Major General Aleksandr Alekseevich Gerngros of the Eastern China Railway Guards –defense of Kharbin.
Colonel Pavel Ivanovich Mishchenko, Eastern-China Railway Guards - in Manchuria.
Lieutenant Dean Ivanovich Subbotich, deputy commander and chief of staff of forces in the Kwantung Region.
Lieutenant Colonel Gavriil Mikhailovich Ladyzhenskii of the general staff - staff officer of a Siberian infantry brigade.
Colonel Aleksandr Reingol’dovich Meister, commander of the 3rd Battery of the East-Siberian Rifle Artillery Battalion.
Staff-Captain Milii Vital’evich Krivtsov, artillery commander of the steamer Selenga.
Navy Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir (Vasilii) Fedorovich Sarychev, commander of the gunboat Gilyak.
Colonel Ozv Al’fredovich Modl’.
Presuably all Siberian units should read East Siberian? What is the significance of the 1st being His Majesty's? They are all Rifles - were there no East Siberian Line units, only Rifles?
New to me are the sub-divisions of the Cossack hosts - can anyone explain these to me please?
Also the 'Life-Guards Rifle Artillery Battalion' - what on earth was that?
Neither had I realised that Cossacks had artillery batteries - was it only the Trans-Baikal? Why them? Were they armed with the same guns as the line artillery?