QSA (4) Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (33906 Tpr: J. Love. 89th Coy. Imp. Yeo.);
together with a Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry Tribute Medal 1901, 38mm, bronze, the obverse featuring the arms of Mongomeryshire, ‘Mongomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry’ around, the reverse featuring a mounted trooper with a soldier knelt firing a rifle at his side, ‘South African Campaign 1901’ around, unnamed, and housed in fitted case
James Love was born in St Albans, Chester in 1881, and attested for the 89th (Montgomeryshire) Company, Imperial Yeomanry at Ruabon on 12 March 1901, having previously served with the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. He served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa from 7 April 1901 until 27 August 1902, and was discharged on 3 September 1902.
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (Lieutenant E. C. Palmer, 61st Coy. Imp: Yeo:), unofficial rivets between state and date clasp, date clasp with lugs clipped, rank unofficially re-engraved, edge bruise, thus nearly very fine
[ KSA (2) (Lt) ]
11253 Private on the Supplementary Roll (WO100/127p118).
4 state clasps verified on WO100/127p112. Initial G and rank Trooper.
Edward Cochrane Palmer served as a Trooper (No. 11253) with the 61st (South Irish Horse (Dublin)) Company, Imperial Yeomanry. They were raised on 7 March 1900 at Dublin and were perpetuated on 7 January 1902 by the South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry. Palmer lived at Beckfield House, County Laois, Ireland.
The KSA roll (WO100/357p179) states 'In rank emb(odied) for SA 6 April 1900. Commissioned in 110th Coy 17 April 1901 and served continuously until cessation of hostilities.