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QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 75TH.COY.,18TH.BN., IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (SHARPSHOOTERS) :

Bars, Cape Colony', 'Rhodesia', 'Orange Free State', 'Transvaal', 'South Africa 1901' : top bar retained by unofficial rivets : correctly impressed naming -15506 Sgt., W.G. SHARPLES, 75th.Coy., 18th.Imp, Yeo. : (WILLIAM EDWARD SHARPLES - Born around 1871 at Bury, Lancashire, a clerk by occupation on the date of Attestation, 23 March 1900 : Already serving in The Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry Cavalry, he was promoted to the Rank of Corporal on the day of his Attestation : Promoted to Sergeant on 5 July 1900 : Served in South Africa from 6 April 1900 until 24 June 1901 : The 75th.Company, Imperial Yeomanry was disbanded at Aldershot on 2 July 1901 and the recipient was discharged on that day : The original contingent of 75th.Company, Imperial Yeomanry, consisted of just 120 men of all ranks, who received the bar for 'Rhodesia': The bar is somewhat scarce to Imperial Units.) : Sold with verification; copy Service and Discharge Papers GVF - £365