I have just received a QSA for the above chap (LN, TVL, R of L, TH and CC) and was worried when I saw the naming style as it looked private however when I checked 'British Battles' it was very similar to an example there.
I am 80% happy but can anyone comment to lower my 20% of doubt?
Also there is no research for him and I only have a brief snippet on FMP.
Therefore it would be nice if someone could find any info on him
As you say, it looks OK and I would have to agree. The surface of the naming looks flat (i.e., not rounded) and the dots look correct. However, I would check three diameters of the medal disc with a Vernier to be sure. Just now, I ran my Vernier over an engraved QSA to 19th Hussars (unfortunately, the medal's deep toning made photography of the naming difficult) and it measured out at 1.430" over three diameters. There has been a small variation in diameters noted over a number of engraved QSAs over the years - but very little.
I have attached a pic of an engraved QSA/KSA named to on officer to illustrate the flat naming surface, etc. Doubtless, the engravers back in those days used a lettering style guide - but small variations occur.
I had a look on the NA for his QSA clasp entitlement and it is as shown on your pic (page 15 of WO100/210 (1st Rifle Brigade).
He is listed in Find My Past for his KSA so he must have the QSA....... Mike
First name(s) D
Last name Clarke
Country Great Britain
Service number 9010
Notes KSA Clasps: SA01,SA02
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Regiment 1 Battalion The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Category Military Service & Conflict
Rolls WO100/348 page 23
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
Military Historical Society