A Boer War, Great War, 1914 Star Lancers Medals, who was wounded in May 1917 awarded to Private John Forecast, 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers comprising Queen’s South Africa Medal, 3rd type reverse, two Clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902, (5341 Pte J. Forecast. 12th Rl: Lancers.) impressed naming, 1914 Star, (5341 Pte J. Forecast. 12/Lrs), 1914-1920 British War and Victory Medals, (L-5341Pte. J. Forecast. 12-Lrs.), contemporarily mounted for wear, lightly toned very fine.
12th Royal lancers Queen’s South Africa Medal Roll confirms the two clasps awarded to Private Forecast, cape Colony and South Africa 1902.
John landed with the 12th Lancers in France on the 22nd August 1914 he was admitted to 39 Casualty Clearing Station in May 1917 with wound to his Right Hand he was passed form the Casualty Clearing Station to Number 30 Ambulance Train.
He served for the remainder of the Great War was awarded a 1914 Star, his Medal Index Card does not show the issue of a clasp, British War and Victory Medals and was discharged to the Reserve in 1919.