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J H Stone Ashantee Wars?

Postby High Wood » 27 Apr 2012 20:03

I may be barking up the wrong tree here as I have been unable to successfully identify the soldier in the enclosed photograph which is dated 7th August 1901. His signature appears to read J H or possibly J A Stone. He is wearing four campaign medals, the earliest of which appears to be either the Ashantee Medal of 1874 or the East and West Africa Medal 1887-1900. His lower medal appears to be the Ashanti Star at first glance; on second glance it appears not to be as it is an 8 pointed star not a saltire cross with a 4 pointed star in the angles.

If anyone can identify the uniform it will be a huge help in identifying him.
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Re: J H Stone Ashantee Wars?

Postby High Wood » 27 Apr 2012 20:04

Here is a close up of his medals.
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Re: J H Stone Ashantee Wars?

Postby roconn » 09 Oct 2012 01:18

I have had several looks at the Officer's shoulder straps - maybe a Lieutenant - would be OK for Qmr Lt as his age seems to be right for a chap of such age . He seems to be around late 30's early 40's (maybe even more) which would be right for a commission up from the Ranks as a QM.

Maybe wrong but from my experience in dealing with several such gentlemen -this might be the case.

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Re: J H Stone Ashantee Wars?

Postby roconn » 11 Oct 2012 14:36

Again looking at the medals -- in particular lthe 8 pointed star --cannot decipher that one. Thought it might have been a Marharajpore Star but wrong number of points and the wearer's age.
However knowing how many 'fundis' (experts are on this site it won't be too long before an ID is made.

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Re: J H Stone Ashantee Wars?

Postby crimea1854 » 13 Oct 2012 07:35

Roconn

Having looked at the medals again I think only the one on the left of the group of three is a campaign medal, but have no idea what the others are. I say this because the majority of campaign medals are around 36mm in diameter, where the other two are significantly larger. I'm afraid this does not take you any further forward!

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