The papers of Vernon Henry Imray are on FMP. The incorrect middle initial on his medal may have thrown up a no result. They're quite interesting too.
He was promoted rapidly. Enlisted 19/10/1887. Appointed lance corporal 31/7/1888. Promoted corporal 1/6/1889. Appointed lance sergeant 1/8/1890. Promoted sergeant 1/10/1890. Promoted colour sergeant 4/3/1895.
Then it all came crashing down. He was convicted by court martial of an unspecified offence and reduced to private 5/9/1897 and that's how he stayed until discharged at the termination of his first period of limited engagement 18/10/1900. He was invalided home due to enteric 11/5/1900.
That's quite a fall from grace but I'd only be interested if the IGS was with the QSA.