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Help needed with QSA + KSA Clasps - 82nd Imp Yeomanry 2 months 3 weeks ago #77672

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Hi,

I am new to this forum and am finding it very difficult to navigate!

I am helping my neighbour, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, to research his grandfather who served in the boer war and the First World War.

I am trying to find out which boer war medals he was awarded with which clasps as these are missing from his 1914-15 star trio.

His name was 22288 Trooper Oliver Arthur Smith 82nd Imperial Yeomanry.

I believe there is a book which shows the medal rolls but I don’t have access to this; can somebody please help me?

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Rob

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Help needed with QSA + KSA Clasps - 82nd Imp Yeomanry 2 months 3 weeks ago #77673

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Hello Rob......

From FMP..... QSA but no KSA......

First name(s) Oliver Arthur
Last name Smith
Service number 22288
Rank Private
Regiment 4 Volunteer Battalion The East Surrey Regiment
Other regiments/units served with 82 21 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry,Trooper,22288
Year 1899-1902
Biography -
Country Great Britain
Literary references The National Archives WO128. Imperial Yeomanry, Soldiers' Documents, South African War.; History of the 4th VB East Surrey Regiment, Captain Albert Larking, 1912 39
Notes QSA Clasps: CC,OFS,T,SA01,SA02
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902

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Help needed with QSA + KSA Clasps - 82nd Imp Yeomanry 2 months 3 weeks ago #77674

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Also from FMP for WW1.....

First name(s) Oliver Arthur
Last name Smith
Age 41
Birth year 1874
Service number 298668
Regiment Army Service Corps
Year 1915
Series WO 363
Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military Service & Conflict

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Thanks very much Mike!

I’ll take a look on find my past,

Best,

Rob

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Help needed with QSA + KSA Clasps - 82nd Imp Yeomanry 2 months 3 weeks ago #77678

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From his IY papers:

at discharge:



He had the scar when he attested.

Attested in London 1 February 1901. Discharged 16 August 1902.

NOK: His mother, Elizabeth Anne Smith, 47 Vincent Street, Regency Street, Westminster

His signature



He was single.

His IY papers are available from Ancestry or at the National Archives

He earned QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902. This is verified on the medal roll (WO100/128p153).

Interestingly, he is listed on a roll for his state clasps under the title 'Reservists S M (South Metropolitan) Gas Company' (WO100/371p5)



There is a letter from the South Metropolitan Gas Company asking Earl Roberts if the medals could be issued to their men ahead of a dinner in their honour to be held at Crystal Palace in November 1902:





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(2nd Battalion Sharpshooters)





Medal rolls for O A Smith.......KSA roll erased , single date clasps awarded.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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