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Conflicting number on QSA and KSA 3 months 2 days ago #68161

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Hi,
I am researching the military history of the Grandfather of a friend who was awarded the QSA and KSA with an additional clasp on the QSA for Laing`s Nek.
His full name is George Bartlett Searle who later went on to serve in WW1 being awarded the Trio and Long Service medals. His number then was 89873.
The rim inscription on the QSA is "32086 GNR: G, B. SEARLE, 2nd W. D., R.G.A.". The inscription on the KSA is the same less the "2nd W. D."
There appears to be a conflict with the Regimental Number as searching on 32086 brings up Private Joseph Alfred Tanner who served with The Imperial Yeomanry!
I would welcome input from any members on this forum to help me with this issue.

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Conflicting number on QSA and KSA 3 months 2 days ago #68164

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I agree with your find for the Boer War but when input in for WW1 it comes up with this information in FMP.....

First name(s) George Bartlett
Last name Searle
Age 20
Birth year 1877
Birth town Harberton
Birth county Devon
Birth country England
Service number 32086
Regiment Royal Artillery
Unit / Battalion 17th Company
Year 1898
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
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

there is also

First name(s) George Bartlett
Last name Searle
Birth year -
Birth town Hartest
Birth county Suffolk
Birth country England
Service number 89873
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Series WO 364
Series description Wo 364 - First World War Pension Claims
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory First World War
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

and finally

On his service documents he has the number 32086 which is crossed out and 89873 is written above....

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Mike,
Thank you so much for your very quick reply and the info you have provided.
Kevin

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