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2352 SERJEANT-MAJOR WILLIAM TAYLOR, SOUTH WALES BORDERERS :

Queen's South Africa Medal, bars, 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State', 'Johannesburg' (2352 S.Major, S.Wales Bord.); King's South Africa Medal, bars, 'South Africa 1901', 'South Africa 1902' (2352 Serjt.Maj. S.Wales Bord.); Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, EVIIR., (2352 Sjt.Mjr. S.Wales Bdrs.) : (WILLIAM TAYLOR - Born at Knighton, Radnorshire on 10 March 1869, he attested for the South Wales Borderers at Presteign on 10 February 1888 and was posted to the 1st.Battalion : Appointed Lance-Corporal on 8 February 1889; promoted to Corporal from 17 January 1890 and Serjeant on 20 November 1891 : Served at home until 24 February 1891 when the Battalion was posted to India where it remainded until 17 November 1893 on which date it returned to England : On 19 September 1894 the recipient "extended his service in order to complete twelve years with the colours" and a year later was posted to the 2nd Battalion : Promoted Colour-Serjeant from 25 January 1896 and on 4 February 1898 "re-engaged for such a term as will complete 21 years with the colours" : Appointed Serjeant-Major from 12 September 1899 : Served in South Africa from 13 January 1900 until 12 March 1902 when he returned home and was posted to the 2nd. Provisional Battalion : Returned to South Africa on 16 July 1902 and remained there until 9 June 1904 : Returned to service in England from 10 June 1904 and was Discharged on 6 June 1906 then having completed in excess of eighteen years exemplary service : MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES - London Gazette dated 10 September 1901 for services in South Africa : With the outbreak of war in 1914 he again attested for service and was appointed Regimental Serjeant-Major with the 8th.(Service) Battalion, South Wales Borderers, but was almost immediately granted a Commission as Lieutenant & Quartermaster from 17 September 1914 : Although the Battalion was sent for service in France, he did not serve overseas and on 17 July 1915, was forced to relinquish his Commission on account of ill health : He died at Lenham Heath, Kent on 24 March 1948.) : Sold with verification; copy Service/Discharge Papers; copy London Gazette entry and related research NEF - £625