Below is the trio belonging to H Gutridge. The group comprises:
QSA (1) RoL (Gnr NFA)
QSA (6) Eland TH OFS RoL LN Belf (Sgt Natal Guides)
KSA (2) (Lt KFS)
Double issue QSA are not very common and I am always surprised there are not more of them. Perhaps the recipient of the double issue medal returned it and I wonder how many Woolwich managed to track down once they had been issued?
REGT: ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, 2nd BATTALION
BARS: CAPE COLONY, TUGELA HEIGHTS, RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901
REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. VERIFIED P.R.O. WO-100/180.
2. INVALIDED OUT OF SERVICE 26th AUGUST 1901
3. CHOCOLATE BOX (FULL FRY'S) AND MAIL SLEEVE
4. POST WAR DOCUMENT SHOWING SERVICE IN 3RD BN. WORCESTERSHIRE
Military Historical Society
My contribution to the "Double Issue QSA" topic:
Impressed to "167800 A.E.Hutchinson A.B. H.M.S. MONARCH".
Note the different clasp sequence. No.1 is named in the squarish caps often seen and (2) has the larger heavier caps sometimes seen on RN QSAs.
I have not so far researched this pair.