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Hi....... I would like information iro my grandfather Edward Thomas Saunders who served in the Anglo Boer war. His service record and the campaigns in which he was involved eg what date etc and any medals that he received in these campaigns or otherwise.
I have a medal with Queen Victoria's head on it with the following information.......on 4 x metal/silver bars are written on #1 South Africa 1901, #2 Wittebergen, #3 Transvaal and #4 Cape Colony. On the side of the medal is written 7535 SADLR, ET SAUNDERS 36th Coy 11th IMP YEO.
I understand that his rank was "SADDLER" - which would explain the "SADLR" on the medal
Also, I have another badge - possible a cap badge, which has the words "INVICTA" written on it and it is of a horse "rearing". Was this regiment a cavalry? Also, the role of "SADDLER" is pretty self-explanatory, but would he have been involved in the "front-line" of attacks as well?
My sister tells me that he was awarded other medals for his participation in the Anglo Boer War - but these are missing now, so this is why I am writing to you now.