QSA (1) Talana (3811 Pte W. Hawley, 1st Leicester Regt.)
Severely Wounded on 30th October 1899 at Farquhar’s Farm.
William Hawley enlisted on 3rd August 1893. He served overseas in South Africa from 2nd January 1896 until 18th April 1901. He served at home until his discharge on 2nd August 1905, having completed 12 years.
On 30th October 1899 he was engaged in the Battle of Lombard’s Kop also known as the Battle of Farquhar’s Farm when he was severely wounded, by a gunshot to the right foot.
He was invalided home on 31st March 1901.
The medal with bar Talana was sent to him on 20th November 1900, as such it has very clear ‘ghost dates’ on the reverse, the roll mentions his “Defence of Ladysmith” clasp was sent later 'clasp only'