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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4095

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Josh,

Well we have found him!!

If you access to ancestry or Find my past, you can have a look at the QSA rolls and also see if his service papers for WW1 have survived.

Severely wounded means just that. Probably a bad gun shot wound however, he survived and stayed in SA until the end of the war and was fighting fit when WW1 came around.

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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4103

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Hi Josh

Welcome to the Forum
Had a look on Find My Past and Ancestry for service papers but unable to find anything I am afraid other than the casualty details that Adrian has noted.
The medal rolls on Ancestry show he was entitled to a QSA with South Africa 1901 clasp and of course the KSA with the standard two clasps.
Good luck with your search for the QSA, might I suggest you put his details on another Forum which is linked here
www.britishmedalforum.com/
There is also a link on this site under "Links-Related Forums to it.

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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4104

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Josh

Just noticed you have his WW1 medals, if you can let me know the service no's on the medals I can have another search for you.

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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4105

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Hello Paul,

Just an observation. You say his QSA has the SA 1901 clasp. According to the regulations etc this cannot be possible because he has the KSA with SA 1901 and the SA 1902 date clasps??

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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4106

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Hi Adrian,

Yes I noticed this myself and found it odd.
The KSA rolls are for the 4th Batt.the QSA rolls are 4th Batt. and noted 1st Batt.
When I looked at these it stated S.A.1901 clasp, which I thought strange?
Maybe it was me, I will have another look and wear my glasses this time!

Paul

capepolice wrote: Hello Paul,

Just an observation. You say his QSA has the SA 1901 clasp. According to the regulations etc this cannot be possible because he has the KSA with SA 1901 and the SA 1902 date clasps??

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Re: Pte.W.Wright - Ancestor -Medal mystery? 9 years 3 months ago #4107

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Josh/Adrian

Another search on Ancestry reveals that Pte.W.Wright served with 1st & 4th Batt.Rifle Brigade.
This is what confused me,the correct QSA entitlement is Transvaal,Cape Colony & Orange Free State
South Africa 1901 & 1902 are also listed but as Adrian pointed out under regs. these cannot be issued twice.

Sorry for the confusion,but sometimes Ancestry does that!

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