QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1899-1902, 2 clasps
Item Reference: FG42261
QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1899-1902, 3rd type reverse, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen (6751 Tpr: J. Patterson. 1st High: Lt Infy); officially impressed. Nicely toned, light contact marks in places, otherwise good VF. James Paterson (as recorded in his attestation papers) was born in the parish of Barony, Glasgow, in May 1878. He attested for service with the Highland Light Infantry on the 29th of November, 1898, at the age of 20, having previously worked as a Labourer. After an initial year of home service, he went with the Highland Light Infantry to South Africa to take part in the Second Boer War. After three years service in South Africa, he spent over a year and a half in Egypt, and two years serving in the East Indies. He served a total of 12 years with the colours before being discharged upon completion of his term. Sold with copy short service papers which confirm this award with these clasps, and show his additional entitlement to the Kings South Africa Medal 01/02. His next of kin is listed as his father, James Paterson, of 41 William Street, Glasgow, and his sister Isabella.