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New member in Suffolk 6 days 1 hour ago #57041

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Happened upon a pair of Suffolk Regiment medals locally. 1st Battalion. 2433 W. Grimmer. KSA bars = South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
QSA bars = Johannesburg, Orange Free State, Cape Colony.)
Have just been to the Suffolk Records Office in Bury St Edmunds (passing Gibraltar Barracks en route!) to access regimental records. Due to a mechanical fault in the archives, many are not currently accessible but there is a copy of an illustrated nominal roll for 1897 (not including my man) created to celebrate QV's Diamond Jubilee. Absolutely new to Anglo Boer War research.

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New member in Suffolk 5 days 21 hours ago #57042

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Hi Risby

First let me welcome you to the forum.......
I have checked Find My Past and he is not listed there......
Maybe someone who can get on to Ancestry will check for you......

Mike

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New member in Suffolk 5 days 12 hours ago #57044

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Thank for the welcome. My inexpert stumbling around the (free) Census sites seems to identify him as Walter Grimmer of Bury St Edmunds, born 1884.

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New member in Suffolk 5 days 6 hours ago #57046

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A warm welcome, Risby.

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Risby,

He served with the 8th Mounted Infantry to gain the Joh clasp with is otherwise unusual for the Suffolks.

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I can see the QSA on the roll and the SA01 clasp on the supplementary roll (dated Dec 02) but not the KSA. I have checked the KSA roll (WO100/323) and failed to find him.

Does the KSA look OK, Risby?

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