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Medals to the Hampshire Regiment 2 weeks 4 days ago #83702

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IGS 1854 (2) Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7, clasps remounted in this order, as usual (... Pte. G. Whitcher 2nd. Bn. Hamps. R.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Johannesburg (1288 Pte, G. Whitcher, 2nd. Hampshire Regt.);
KSA (2) (1288 Pte. G. Whitcher. Hampshire Regt.);
Army LS&GC VR, 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1288 Pte. G. Whitcher. Hamps: Regt.)

George Whitcher was born in Southampton in 1864 and attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Lyndhurst, Hampshire, on 19 December 1883. He saw active service in Burma and in South Africa during the Boer War, and was wounded in the former campaign at Mongong. He was discharged on 25 June 1906, after 22 years’ service.
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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (2 Pte .F. W. Gould, 2nd. Hampshire Regt.);
British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut. F. W. Gould.)

Frederick William Gould was born in Portsea, Hampshire, on 14 December 1879 and attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Fort Gomer on 15 January 1900, having previously served with the 3rd Hampshire Volunteers. Posted to the 2nd Battalion, he served with them in South Africa during the Boer War from 11 February 1900 to 17 May 1901, and was discharged on 24 May 1901, after 1 year and 130 days’ service.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Gould attested for the 2nd/2nd Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, on 9 December 1915, and was mobilised on 8 May 1916. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 14 October 1917, and served with the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from February 1918.
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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (285 Pte. J. Cunningham. Hampshire Regt.)

John Arthur Cunningham was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, in 1882 and attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Portsmouth on 6 February 1901, having previously served in the Regiment’s 3rd Volunteer Battalion.

He served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War from 16 March 1901 to 13 May 1902, and was injured in a railway accident at Barberston on 30 March 1902.

He was discharged on 12 June 1902, after 1 years and 127 days’ service.
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