QSA (5) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, Orange Free State (3708. Corpl. J. Kimister. 18...);
KSA (2) (... Serjt: J. Kimister. 18th Hussars);
Army LS&GC EdVII (3708 Sq. Q.M. Sjt: J. Kimister. 18/Hrs.)
Together with an 18th Hussars Regimental Monthly Sports prize medal, bronze, engraved ‘Won by Pte. James Kimister, “A” Squadron, The Best Man at Arms, Umballa, August 1895’, and a damaged 18th Hussars cap badge, medals and clasp facings extremely worn and polished, suspension loose on K.S.A., therefore fair only
James Kimister was born in Liverpool and enlisted there for the 18th Hussars on 27 February 1891, aged 19 years 5 months, a groom by trade. Promoted Corporal in May 1899; Sergeant, April 1901; Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant, March 1909; discharged, 26 February 1912.