Verbatim from Spink Numismatic Circular, December 1946
Group of 3:
Egypt 2 bars, Alexandria, Tel-El-Kebir
QSA, 1 bar, Defence of Ladysmith
(Captain RN, HMS Powerful)
This officer, 3rd son of the 2nd Earl of Durham, served throughout the Egyptian War, 1882, and commanded the Naval Brigade throughout the Siege of Ladysmith. Was ultimately promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.
Dr David Biggins
The following user(s) said Thank You: Frank Kelley
I have just acquired a single clasp "Defence of Ladysmith" medal named to 4093 Pte D.Parker Gloucestershire Regiment. All I know about him is he must have enlisted in about 1893 as his number is only 38 on from my POW to the Glosters 4055 Pte G. Barrett, a copy of whose papers I have.
Of interest, because I don't have much better to do with my time I went through 24 pages of the roll I found on Ancestry and counted up 113 single bars to the regiment. My question is how come these men didn't get any further bars, were they kept in Ladysmith after the relief on garrison duty before being shipped out to Ceylon to guard prisoners?