I found this site after finding a war medal from the Boer War which I think belongs to my great grandmothers brother.Unfortunately I know nothing about the war or what the medal was awarded for.I am hoping that someone on the site may be able to help me find out any information, or point me in the right direction in my search for information.
The details I have from the medal are
244 TPR J Lyon Driscolls SCTS
South Africa 1901
Orange Free State
Can anyone provide any history about the person and the medal they received
Thank you for the information you have provided.When I looked at the information I had found on the family 3 brothers all had a first name beginning with the letter J so to have a first name now is great.I will be looking at the articles you have mentioned with great interest and finding out about my ancestor and the conflict he was part of.
I have been looking on Ancestry to see if I could find the signing up papers for James Lyon.I do not seem to be having much luck and was wondering if someone could give me a few hints that may help.I understand that some WW1 records were destroyed by fire and was wondering if the records for the Anglo Boer war were stored in a similar place and maybe were also destroyed.Thank you