QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (644 Tpr: M. C. Clark. Imp: Lt Horse) with loose splinter of metal over ‘Lt’, otherwise good very fine
Confusingly, his first forename was Major. Major Campbell Clark served as a Trooper with the 1st ILH between 23 October 1899 and 15 March 1900. Discharged at own request. Clasp verified. No other service indicated.
Q.S.A. Medal made out to 799 SERGT: R. THOMPSON IMP. LT. HORSE. with 3 Ribbon Bars.
This medal has 3 ribbon bars: TRANSVAAL, RELIEF OF MAFEKING and NATAL.
We are also putting up a K.S.A. medal made out to COMDR R. THOMPSON A.S.C. but his number is different (1273).
We are not sure if this is the same person or if it is two different persons.
Presumably these medals are to the same man and the rank on the KSA is Conductor.
QSA (2) RoM, Tvl (925 Tpr. W.B. Eyton, Imp: Lt. Horse);
KSA (2) (925 Tpr. W.B. Eyton, Imp. Lt. Horse;);
SA Medal for War Services (Unnamed as issued)
Mounted as worn: QSA is an unskimmed 1st Reverse issue - rarely found named to locally raised SA.
William Boucher Eyton enlisted in the 1st ILH at East London on 20 April 1900 and less than a month later he was severely wounded in the Maritzani skirmish.
He was discharged at Johannesburg on 24 January 1902.
It would appear so. The medal rolls pretty much confirmed it. I did have a bid without success. Interesting to have Conductor rank on the KSA.
A nice pair of medals, which I think have stayed in SA.