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Offline Jerry BB

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QSA & KSA pair Jenkins Gren Guards Boer war
« on: December 08, 2015, 02:55:40 PM »
A pair as issued to John Jenkins 2nd Battalion The Grenadier Guards.  He was from Pontypridd in S. Wales.  He enlisted in London in 1892 and underwent his medical in Cardiff in march of that year and was passed fit for service.  He was discharged after his 3 years with the colours and was recalled in December 1899 for service in the 2nd Boer War.  He was retransferred to the reserve in 1903 and then was discharged in 1904. I could not find any evidence that he served during the Great War.  He died in 1936 with Cardiac problems and Bronchitis.
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Re: QSA & KSA pair Jenkins Gren Guards Boer war
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 07:13:26 PM »
Stunning group, Jerry. My knowledge of British/Comenwealth medals is limited, but some of the designs put US medals to shame.

It also amazes me how these earlier medals can be named/attributed to men who served through multiple conflicts. Makes the research potential all the more exciting.

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: QSA & KSA pair Jenkins Gren Guards Boer war
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 11:13:31 PM »
Lovin' the Welsh connection...not that I'm biased, of course!   ;)

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Re: QSA & KSA pair Jenkins Gren Guards Boer war
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2015, 04:39:27 AM »
Fantastic medals Jerry, great stuff!

 

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