Sorry for the confusion,
His QSA roll has no return to England date, I was quoting the 23rd 1902 from his KSA roll as a pointer to his time served in SA.
Pretty sure he was there for the major part of the conflict, reference his clasp entitlement. Peace was declared end of May 1902, he was sent home 4 months before it all finished.
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