I know the next 2.5 years will prompt many posts commemorating the 120th anniversary of Boer War events but I could not let the Elandslaagte anniversary go unacknowledged.
Picture courtesy of DNW
IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (5169 Pte. J. Guest 1st Bn. Gord: Hrs.);
QSA (1) Elandslaagte (5169 Pte. J. Guest, Gordon Highrs:)
124 medals issued with the single clasp for ‘Elandslaagte’.
Private J. Guest was killed in action at the battle of Elandslaagte on 21 October 1899. The Gordons had three officers killed, two mortally wounded, and 26 other ranks killed in this action, besides 8 officers and 79 other ranks wounded, two of them mortally.