BRITISH QUEEN’S/KING’S SOUTH AFRICA BOER & RFC FIRST WAR SERVICE MEDALS DEELEY
Boer War Queen’s & King’s South Africa Medals to Sergeant Major Arthur Deeley, who served with the Worcestershire Regiment during the Boer War and Royal Air Force during the First World War.
Queen’s South Africa Medal with campaign bars CAPE COLONY, JOHANNESBURG, DIAMOND HILL & WITTEBERGEN correctly impressed named 3809 SERJT: A. DEELEY, WORCESTER: REGT
King’s South Africa Medal with date bars SOUTH AFRICA 1901. SOUTH AFRICA 1902, impressed named to: 3809 CORPL: A. DEELEY, WORCESTER: REGT
British War Medal 1914-1918, impressed named to: 88138. S. M. 1. A. DEELEY. R.A.F.
Arthur Deeley was born at 147 Farm Street, St. George’s, Birmingham, in March 1875. He attested for the Worcester Regiment, and served with the 2nd Battalion during the Second Boer War. During the latter he advanced to Sergeant, and served with the Mounted Infantry Company. Deeley re-engaged for service with the Army, 26 August 1914, and transferred as Temporary Sergeant Major to the Royal Flying Corps, 19 July 1917. He served with 99 Squadron (D.H.9’s) in France from 20 April 1918, and died of influenza 3 March 1919. Medals come with a comprehensive file of research.
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