QSA with single bar Relief of Ladysmith to 2457 Pte T E Morgan RL WT Surrey Regt, and a Meritorious Service Medal GV (S-1014 C.Q.M.Sjt T E Morgan 4/The Queens Regt). L/G 22/2/1919. Medal roll states 'To England Invalided'. GVF (2). Estimate: £140 - £160
QSA verified on the roll (WO100/166p331). Note says invalided.
Gilden Joseph Manton, a Farmer from Thornybush, Thornville, enlisted on 29 November 1899, aged 19 years. Served as Trooper 172 in the Colonial Scouts. Discharged (reasons unknown) 16 December 1899. With copied notes and roll extract - the latter lists him as ‘Maunton’, shows entitlement to the clasps, ‘Relief of Ladysmith’ and ‘Natal’, and bears the comment, ‘Condr. A.S.C. (not traced)’.
I was able to purchase the QSA to 5238 Pte Peter Hayden 1st South Lancashire Regiment at the latest DNW sale. I sold the medal some 20 odd years ago along with all my other South Lancs QSAs. Hayden is confirmed on his papers as having been wounded at Spion Kop.
I was delighted to see an "old friend" again after so many years and to actually be able to "meet up" will be fantastic. The Spion Kop element has always interested me and indeed the purchase has reminded me to find the Company Roll I have!
I am also hoping to find the QSA to 2502 Sgt William Wheatley 1st South Lancs; this was the first medal I managed to find a photo of the recipient.