QSA (9) Belmont, Modder River, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, South Africa 1901 (8344 S:S: Clr: Mkr: S. G. Frost, A.S.C.)
Roll confirms first eight clasps as Staff Sergeant Collar Maker with 20 Company Army Service Corps and notes ‘Invalided Home 22/4/01’. South Africa 1901 clasp confirmed on Supplementary Roll as Saddler Staff Sergeant, A.S.C., dated 16 February 1903.
QSA (3) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein (14836 Dvr: H. Inwards. A.S.C.)
Incorrectly catalogued by Spink as having the Relief of Ladysmith clasp.
Horace Inwards was born at Luton, Bedfordshire in February 1880 and was a baker upon his enlistment on 22 May 1899. He served in South Africa during the Boer War from 17 December 1899-16 May 1900 (Queen's Medal & 3 clasps), being discharged in May 1911.
QSA (2) Relief of Kimberley, Orange Free State (9693 Sejt. W. Palmer, A.S.C.);
Army LS&GC GV 1st issue (9693 Sjt: W. Palmer. A.S.C.)
796 Staff Sergeant William Palmer, the father of 9693 Sergeant W. Palmer, was born in Southwark, London, and attested for the Military Train on 23 February 1858. Advanced Sergeant on 9 July 1867, he transferred to the Army Service Corps on 23 February 1870, and was appointed Second Class Staff Sergeant on 18 October 1877. He was discharged on 29 October 1878, and was awarded his MSM together with an Annuity of £10, on 2 April 1909.
9693 Sergeant William Palmer was born in Woolwich, Kent, in 1875 and attested there or the Army Service Corps on 1 November 1890. He served with them in South Africa during the Boer War from 6 October 1899 and was promoted Sergeant on 1 May 1900., before being invalided to England on 11 June 1900. He was discharged to pension on 31 October 1913, after 23 years’ service, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 99 of 1914.
QSA (1) Cape Colony (14581. Dr. F. Peake. A.S.C.) engraved naming;
KSA (2) (14581 Dvr: F. Peake. A.S.C.);
1914 Star (T-14581 Farr: Cpl. J. Peake. A.S.C.);
BWM and VM (T-14581 Sjt. J. Peake. A.S.C.);
MSM GV (T-14581 F.Cpl. J. Peake. 3/Ar: Aux: Horse Co. A.S.C.)
John Peake was born in 1880 and attested for the Army Service Corps on 27 March 1899. He served with them in South Africa during the Boer War from 28 October 1899 to 28 June 1904, and with No. 4 Company, 1st Divisional Train, ASC during the Great War on the Western Front from 16 August 1914. Transferring to the 3rd Army Auxiliary Horse Company, ASC, for his services during the Great War he was awarded an ‘immediate’ MSM He was promoted Farrier Sergeant on 6 March 1917, and was discharged on 24 April 1920, after 21 years and 29 days’ service.