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QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL : TELEGRAPH BATTALION, ROYAL ENGINEERS :

Bars, 'Orange Free State', 'Transvaal', 'South Africa 1901', 'South Africa 1902' : officially impressed naming - 9500 Sapr. A. REYNOLDS, Tel: Bn. RE. (Telegraph Battalion, Royal Engineers) - (ALBERT REYNOLDS - Born around 1863 at Merthyr Tydfil, Wales was wiredrawer residing at Halifax, Yorkshire when he married Esther Mynett on 2 August 1897 : He served in the South African War as a Sapper with the Telegraph Battalion, Royal Engineers and on discharge from the Army was employed as a Line Telegraphist with the Post Office : On 14 April 1915 at the stated age of 47 years (actually 52 years), he again attested for service with the Royal Engineers as a Telegraphist and attended the Army Signal School at Aldershot where he qualified as a Proficient, Telephone Permanent Line operator : He served in France from 13 May 1915 to 18 August 1915, when he was returned to England as unfit : He was discharged on 24 January 1916 then being 53 years of age : He died at Halifax on 22 March 1941 at the age of 79 years : He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal 1914-19 for his First World War service, and would also have received the Silver War Badge.) : Sold with verification, copy First World War Service Papers, copy Marriage Certificate, copy Census Records and copy Burial Record. Scarce GVF - £325