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Bars, 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State', 'Transvaal', 'South Africa 1901' (all bars loose on ribbon, state bars in a block of three, date bar as a single) : Officially impressed naming - 8382 Pte. R. GITTENS, 49th. Coy., 9th. Impl.Yeo. (Montgomeryshire) : (RICHARD GITTENS - Was born around 1874 in the Parish of Tong, in the Shifnal Rural District of Shropshire, and attested for the Imperial Yeomanry at Welshpool on 6 January 1900 : He served in South Africa as an original member of the First Contingent of the 49th.Company, Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry, from 18 March 1900 and was SEVERELY WOUNDED in action at Warm Baths on 3 September 1900 : He returned home on 5 July 1901 and was discharged, "On the termination of his engagement", on 11 July 1901 : His intended place of residence was stated as, Castle Bromwich, Near Birmingham : A Death Notice for RICHARD GITTENS appeared in the Cilfynydd News recording that he died on 25 February 1939 and that he had resided at 72 Ann Street, Cilfynydd, (Glamorgan), for some forty-seven years but was originally from Newton, Montgomeryshire : Medal Roll dated 12 July 1901 confirms the three State bars, and another dated 17 December 1902 confirms the Date bar.) : Sold with verification, copy Service Papers and copy Casualty Roll : Medal mounted on original fragile ribbon : One slight edge bruise to reverse rim not affecting the naming otherwise Scarce GVF - £345