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Medals to the West Riding Regiment 3 months 1 week ago #64187

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E&W West 1887 (1) 1897-98 (2499 C. S. Major G. Farrell, 2nd W. India Regt), engraved
correction to initial, remainder impressed;
QSA (5) CC OFS Tr 01 02 (2/ Lieut: G. C. B. Farrell. W. Rid: Rgt:), officially engraved in upright capitals;

Lieutenant George Clement Baillie Farrell was born on 5 March 1876, and he served as a Company Sergeant Major in the 2nd Battalion West India Regiment in 1897-98. He served with the 1st Battalion West Riding Regiment in the Second Anglo-Boer War, and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on 6 July 1901. In February 1902 he served with the West Africa Frontier Force as local Lieutenant on 7 February 1903, and appears to have served as Lieutenant in the Gold Coast Regiment in 1904-5, where he died on 6 March 1905 at Kintampo.
Dr David Biggins

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