A soldier convicted (16.7.01) under Section 18, Army Act, forfeiting the Queen's SA Medal and clasps earned prior to that date afterwards re-earns the Queen's Medal and such clasps as he subsequently became entitled to. His service prior to 16.7.01 cannot be allowed to reckon towards the period qualifying for the grant of the King's Medal vide paras 3, 9, 15 Army Order 232 of 1902. AG3 minute 12.12.06.
Case of No 6175 Pte J Smyth, late 2nd Brn Royal Irish Fusiliers.
A soldier who did no actual duty in the field subsequent to 27.12.01 not eligible for grant of Medal notwithstanding the fact of the services previously forfeited by him having been restored under para 204 KR.
Restoration of Queen's S A Medal with clasp Cape Colony OFS 1901 1902.
Dismissed services D.
By GCM 3.2.1902
Files in connection: 68/SA/3093 14.12.14 S/83/543-41 dated 14.3.05, S/83/523 24.3.02 27/RS/1862 dated 23.6.15. 91/83/317 dated 29.6.15. 91/83/334/22.7.15 91/83/339. 61815/1-2-3-4 up to 17.
Capt C H Edye. 5 R Irish Rifles, name submitted on roll for QSA Medals and clasps CC OFS not issued by Order of the C in C in consequence of this officer dismissed from service on conviction by GCM for drunkenness.
Subsequently employed as Recruiting Officer on 1.4.1916 and served in various capacities at home until 1.3.20.
A decision is requested as to whether the provision of AO 383/15 whereby forfeited medals of a re-enlisted soldier are restored on his truthfully declaring his former service, may be applied in this case.
The cases are of course not quite analogous as this officer never actually received his S A Medal and clasps. Thus he did not 'forfeit' a medal, so far as he was concerned, it was not in existence.
It is recommended however that the principle of this AO be applied.
Signed C H Frith AAG
861815/17 dated 14.7.20
Medal with 4 clasps as above issued xx 373 dated 22.7.20.
The grant of the Medal does not entitle him to the war gratuity.