QSA to Pte T Newton, 20th Hussars
QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1899-1902, 3rd type reverse, 4 clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4165 Pte T. Newton. 20th Hussars); officially impressed. Light and attractive tone, a few tiny hairlines, a bold extremely fine. Private Thomas Newton was born in October 1877 in Thame, Buckinghamshire, attested for service with the 20th Hussars on the 21st of October 1896, having previously worked as a Polisher. He served at home, in India for four years, and in South Africa during the Second Boer War. He completed his 12 years with the colours despite a relatively chequered disciplinary record, and was discharged on the 20th of October 1908. Sold with copy attestation papers and roll mention.