BSACM reverse Rhodesia 1896 (1) Mashonaland 1897 (146 Troopr. W. J. Paul. B.S.A.P.);
QSA (5) Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (9167 Pte. W. J. Paul. Th'Croft's M.I.),;
[ KSA (2) ]
His entry in Steinaecker’s Horsemen by the late Bill Woolmore gives further detail:
'PAUL, WILLIAM JOHNSON, Trooper No 1527; Born Scotland on 19th September 1873.
He served in both the 1896 and 1897 Campaigns in Rhodesia with the Mashonaland Mounted Police (1 year) and the British South Africa Police (1 year and 7 days) and earned the British South Africa Company’s Medal with clasp for the service.
Previous Anglo-Boer War service as Private 9167 in D Company of Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry from 23rd December 1899 to 9th November 1900.
Enlisted in Steinaeckers Horse at Pietersmaritzburg on 12th October 1901. A Baker, aged 28, height 5 foot 9 1/2, blue eyes, fair hair. Next of Kin: Mother, 19 St Leonards, Scotland. Discharged time expired at PMB on 12th July 1902 after the cessation of hostilities.'