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QSA (2) Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (10262. Sjt: R. Beech. A. S. C.);
KSA (2) erased;
1914-15 Star (T-10262 C.S.Mjr. R. Beech. A.S.C.);
British War and Victory Medals (T-10262 W.O.CL. 1. R. Beech. A.S.C.);
Army LS&GC Ed VII (10262 C.S.Mjr: R. Beech. A.S.C.)

Richard Beech is confirmed on the roll as serving with No. 45 Company Army Service Corps, with General Buller, which also notes entitlement to the Laing's Nek clasp, but the original roll states 2 clasps. He was transferred to England on the 22 October 1902 and during the Great War served in France from 22 December 1914.
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QSA (0) (6504 Corl- Far: & Car: Sth: D. Cower, A.S.C.), missing suspension rod

This could have been made more clear in the image.

Spink say the medal roll has him as D.Gowers and being entitled to a Cape Colony clasp, and also being invalided on 7 March 1901.

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (11565. S. Sgt. W. Dornan. A.S.C.) engraved naming;
[ KSA (2) ];
AGS 1902 (1) Somaliland 1902-04 (11565 S. Qr. Mr. Serjt. W. Dornan. A.S.C.),

William Dornan was born at Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland, and attested for the Army Service Corps at Glasgow in 1893 at the age of 23. Advanced Staff Sergeant in 1899, he served in South Africa during the Boer War, and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 29 July 1902). Promoted Staff Quartermaster Sergeant, he saw further service during the Somaliland campaign of 1904, and was again Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 2 September 1904). He was discharged on 18 April 1916, due to ‘General Paralysis of the Insane’.

KSA (2) listed on WO100/349p375

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QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (Civ. Clerk C. P. Leech. A.S.C.
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Egypt (3) Tel-El-Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb (2594. Corpl. Sad: J. Keily. 12th...);
QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (2594 Cr: Mr: Q.M. Sejt. J. Keily, A.S.C.);
Army LS&GC VR (2594 Q:M: Sgt. J. Keily. A.S.C.) engraved naming;
Khedive’s Star, dated 1882, unnamed as issued,

QSA (6) verified on WO100/213p132. Note says ' To England, time expired. 27 November 1900'
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QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (100 Pte. E. Simmonds. A.S.C.);
Natal 1906 (1) 1906 (Sgt: E. Simmonds, Durban Light Infantry.);
1914-15 Star (Sjt. E. Simmonds 1st Infantry.);
British War and Bilingual Victory Medals (Sjt. E. Simmonds 1st Infantry.);
Jubilee 1935 (44581 W.O. II. E. Simmonds. R.D.L.I.) contemporarily engraved naming;
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal GV (No. F.2353. Sgt. E. Simmonds. 1st. Infy. (D.L.I.));
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers’ Decoration, G.V.R., the reverse engraved ‘Lieut. & Q.Mr. E. Simmonds, 2 R.D.L.I.’, with integral top riband bar

Provenance: City Coins, September 2003.

Ernest Simmonds was awarded his Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal in February 1921 and the corresponding Officer’s Decoration in mid-1938. He is included in a group photograph illustrated in the official unit history ‘The Durban Light Infantry’ by A. C. Martin.
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