A shame they did not photograph the reverse of the MSM.
QSA (3) C OFS SA02 (4420 S. Conductor S. Tingey. A.O.C.);
Army LS&GC Ed VII (4420 Sub. Condr. S. Tingey. A.O.C.);
Commonwealth Of Australia MSM GV (W.O. (1) Tingey 5. Home Service Details. 72/1918), engraved in upright
Sub-Conductor Samuel Tingey was born in 1863 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, and enlisted for service in the Royal Artillery on 13 January 1883, at the age of 19. He transferred to the Army Ordnance Corps in April 1900, and served during the Boer War in South Africa. He retired on 1 April 1905 with 20 years and 80 days of service, and was awarded a L.S.&.G.C. medal. After retirement he emigrated with his family to Australia, and on 20 August 1915 he re-enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was appointed W.O. 1st Class, serving at Liverpool, New South Wales, on Staff. He received the Commonwealth of Australia M.S.M. (Commonwealth Gazette: No. 109, 25 July 1918) for his service in the Great War, and was discharged on 24 May 1920.