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Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Dannemois » 31 Oct 2015 11:57

Hello
I have read old newspaper snippets with the names of three persons from my local village who served in SA and I wondered if someone could help. Is it possible to check medal rolls with just names only for details ?

The three are: Andrew McLeod, Alf Wells and George Gambling

Any help appreciated, Roy
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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Dannemois » 31 Oct 2015 12:20

From what I understand George Gambling enrolled in the 3rd Bn South Wales Borderers as Pte 6799 in circa 1898, and he volunteered for South Africa. He returned with the KSA Medal with 3 clasps. Any info on the clasps would be appreciated.
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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Brett Hendey » 01 Nov 2015 06:44

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... q=WO%20100

The link above is to the rolls which are free to read and copy.

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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby crimea1854 » 01 Nov 2015 08:54

Re the KSA it is only ever possible to have two clasps. According to the roll George Gambling received the QSA with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, together with the KSA 1901 and 1902 clasps.

Assuming your village is in Wales, then there is an Alfred Wells who enlisted into the SWB in Brecon (Regt No.5892) who was awarded the QSA with Johannesburg, CC, OFS and SA01 clasps. This man's service record is available on FMP and shows him as being born in Southampton and having served in the Cardigan Artillery Militia before enlisting.

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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Dannemois » 01 Nov 2015 15:12

Hello Martin
Thank you so much for the details on Gambling and Wells which is gratefully appreciated. The village is Brithdir, in the Rhymney Valley, Glamorgan
Kind Regards, Roy
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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Dannemois » 01 Nov 2015 15:41

Hello Steve and Brett
Thanks for the links; I have played around with them but to be honest for a novice (as I am) its like looking for a needle in a haystack; I will keep at it but I don't hold much hope. You may notice Martin has found details for Gambling and Wells which I am really grateful and pleased to have.
Regards, Roy
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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby Dannemois » 24 Apr 2016 11:15

Hi Martin
Quote: Assuming your village is in Wales, then there is an Alfred Wells who enlisted into the SWB in Brecon (Regt No.5892) who was awarded the QSA with Johannesburg, CC, OFS and SA01 clasps. This man's service record is available on FMP and shows him as being born in Southampton and having served in the Cardigan Artillery Militia before enlisting.

Its been a while since you posted the message above and for your interest the Alfred Wells you identified is the soldier I have been researching and I am very grateful for your help. Best Regards, Roy
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Re: Queens & Kings SA Medal Roll

Postby QSAMIKE » 24 Apr 2016 15:22

crimea1854 wrote:
Re the KSA it is only ever possible to have two clasps.

Martin


Good Morning Martin......

I am surprised that none of the members of the ABW forum did not pick up on this.....

The KSA can be issued with One bar, most likely South Africa 1902, which is very very rare and must be very carefully researched.....

If you can see:

http://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/5-med ... a?start=12

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