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QUEEN and KING SOUTH AFRICA MEDALS

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Dear Darrell - this is his Company - hope you can read it. I will also post the full page - but that maybe too small. The book was published immediately after the Siege, by the Town Council and lists everone involved, from all units.

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There were some good pictures of the Siege - incl. uniforms - I won't spoil your post, but will put them on in the Africa sub-forum

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Thanks Mervyn !!!

:cheers:

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This is a little out of sequence, but I can't add them to the appropriate posts above. Anyway, a little research came in today. Nothing special, but the confirmation of the Clasps to the QSA and the KSA as well as the documents on 3731 PTE. J. CUFLIN. LEICESTER. REGT. Enlstment.

QSA Clasp Entitlement:

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kSA Clasp Entitlement:

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Enlistment Information 1:

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Enlistment Information 2:

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You can never have too much information - apart from the personal knowledge, it adds to the value. The extra info. I promised is being copied and will be sent by post on Monday. Mervyn

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You can never have too much information - apart from the personal knowledge, it adds to the value. The extra info. I promised is being copied and will be sent by post on Monday. Mervyn

Thanks Mervyn,

Appreciated. :cheers:

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Another piece to the puzzle arrived today. A nice Script Engraved QSA to a soldier that served at Belmont and Modder River.

Script Engraved to 2419 SAPR. F. HALE. R.E.

He did two stints in South Africa.

The first with the 31st Company of the Royal Engineers. He was invalided home on 5th June 1900.

On Recovery, he returned and served with the 37th Company of the Royal Engineers. This second stint qualified him for the Transvaal and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Obverse:

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Closeup of Clasps:

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Obverse Closeup:

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Closeup of Reverse (can just make out the ghost dating):

Edited by Darrell

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Photcopy of original Rolls.

a. The entitlement of the Belmont / Modder River and Orange Free State Clasps. This time was served with the 31st Company RE.

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b. And ... the Roll with the 37th RE, with the Entitlement to the Transvaal and South Africa 1902 Clasps.

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2603 Pte. T. VEAR. Glouc. Regt.

Thomas Vear was born in Bedminster, Bristol an 18 year old labourer and serving member of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion Gloucester Regiment he attested for the Regular Army at Bristol 14 March 1889. Vear was a Mounted Infantryman passing his course in October 1892

Vear served in India from February 1891 to November 1894 when he returned to the UK and served in South Africa from January to June 1900 returning to the UK he was discharged 13 March 1902.

In 1914 Vear attested for the National Reserve 4th Battalion Gloucester Regt serving at Home from May 1915 he was discharged 14 April 1916 . He was a Bugler.

Vear attested for a third time into the Army Veterinary Corps on 16 April 1916 serving in the UK he was discharged 1 November 1917 his occupation is recorded as Groom residing at 45 Colston Place, Victoria Road, Bedminster, Bristol.

Obverse:

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Closeup of Clasps:

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Closeup of Obverse:

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Closeup of Reverse:

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Script Engraving:

a.

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