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Medals to the Royal Artillery 1 month 4 days ago #95859

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QSA (5) Modder River, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (9483 Gnr: W. D. T. Wills. T. Bty: R.H.A.);
KSA (2) (9483 Gnr: W. D. T. Wills. R.H.A.);
1914-15 Star (3749 Cpl. W. D. T. Mills. Middx. R.);
British War and Victory Medals (3749 Cpl. Wills. Midd’x R.)

William David Turvey Wills was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, in 1877 and attested for the Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich on 6 May 1895. He served with “T” Battery in South Africa during the Boer War from 26 September 1899 to 22 May 1902, with the 1 Pounder Maxims (Pom Poms), and was discharged on 5 May 1907, after 12 years’ service.

Re-enlisting in the Middlesex Regiment, he saw further service with the 8th Battalion during the Great War in the Egyptian theatre of War from 1 September 1915, and died of wounds on the Western Front on 19 October 1916. He is buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France.
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Medals to the Royal Artillery 1 month 3 days ago #95869

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QSA (7) Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between sixth and seventh clasps (5779 Shng: Sth: W. L. Vaughan. 61st. Bty. R.F.A.);
IGS 1908 (2) North West Frontier 1908, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (5779 Fr. Q.Mr.S., W. L. Vaughan 18th. By. R.F.A.);
British War Medal 1914-20 (5779 W.O. Cl.2. W. L. Vaughan. R.A.);
Army LS&GC GV, 1st issue (5779 F.Q.M. Sjt: W. L. Vaughan. R.F.A.);
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, G.V.R. (William L. Vaughan.)

William Lewis Vaughan was born in the village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex, around 1876. A shoeing smith by trade, he attested for the Royal Artillery on 13 September 1894 and served in South Africa from 11 November 1899 to 18 May 1901 having earlier passed a veterinary course at Aldershot and a carriage smith course at Woolwich. Transferred to the North West Frontier of India on 6 February 1908, he was awarded the LSGC Medal with gratuity in 1913 and is entitled to the BWM for Great War service. His Army Service Record confirms entitlement and notes discharge from No. 4 Depot, R.F.A., on 13 September 1920.
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Medals to the Royal Artillery 1 month 3 days ago #95870

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[ IGS 1854 (1) Hazara 1888 ];
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (13538 Gnr: G. Offord, 15th. Coy. S.D., R.G.A.);
China 1900 (0) (13538 Gunr. G. Offord No. 91 Co. R.G.A.);
Army LS&GC VR, 3rd issue, small letter reverse (13538 Gnr: G. Offord. R.G.A.)

George Offord was born in Thetford, Suffolk, around 1865, and attested for the Suffolk Regiment at Bury St. Edmunds on 17 September 1883. Posted to the 1st Battalion, his Army Service Record notes entitlement to an IGS Medal, clasp Hazara 1888, and subsequent re-engagement with the Colours at Secunderabad in 1894. Transferred to the Royal Artillery as Gunner 31 July 1899, Offord served in South Africa and China from 18 July 1900 to 12 August 1901. Sent to the East Indies a further five years, he received his LS&GC Medal under A.O. 83 of 1 April 1902 - one of the last of type to be issued. Discharged on 20 May 1907 at Fort Fareham, his conduct and character was noted as ‘exemplary’.
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Medals to the Royal Artillery 2 weeks 3 days ago #96097

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QSA (3) Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (13527 GNR: G.H BAKER R.F.A.);
1914-15 Star trio (P-847 L-CPL G BAKER M.M.P.);
1911 Coronation medal, Metropolitan Police reverse (P.C. G BAKER), engraved

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'Group court mounted on a pin for wearing with J.R. Gaunt & Son label to the reverse. QSA and clasps confirmed on the medal roll, served with Maxim Battery, Royal Artillery. Served in France during the Great War arriving on 27th January 1915 and was discharged to Class Z Army Reserve on 4th August 1919. Post War he continued serving with the Metropolitan Police.'
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