BOER WAR CAM­PAIGN MEDALS

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“Don’t for­get to look at Boer War cam­paign medals. There were two: the Queen’s South Africa for ser­vice to 22 Jan­uary 1901, when the old Queen died, and the King’s South Africa awarded to men who served be­tween the ac­ces­sion of Edward VII and the con­clu­sion of the War on 31 May 1902. Men were awarded clasps, that is metal bars added to the medal rib­bon for hav­ing been present at var­i­ous ac­tions – 26 for the Queen’s and a mere two for the King’s. The clasps will tell you roughly where a man served, which can lead you to find out more about his war ser­vice. The rolls for both medals are on Ances­try.”

SI­MON FOWLER, Pro­fes­sional re­searcher spe­cial­is­ing in mil­i­tary re­search, writer and mem­ber of AGRA ( www. his­tory- man.co.uk)

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