BRITISH ARMY BOER WAR MEDAL FULL ENTITLEMENT SOUTH AFRICA
Original Boer War Queen's South Africa Medal to the Cape Government Railways.
Queen's South Africa Medal retains it's campaign clasps, including: 'SOUTH AFRICA 1901' & 'TRANSVAAL'. Correct impressed named to: E. MESSENGER. C.G.R.
Very good condition overall, free of any edge knocks or damage & great patina overall.
The Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA) was awarded to military personnel who served in the Boer War in South Africa between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902. Units from the British Army, Royal Navy, colonial forces who took part (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa), civilians employed in official capacity and war correspondents. The QSA (without bar) was also awarded to troops who guarded Boer prisoners of war at the POW camp on the island of St. Helena. Troops on the Mediterranean islands were awarded the Queen's Mediterranean Medal, and some personnel on troopships got the Transport Medal. The QSA was the medal issued to all who served in South Africa up to the end of the war in May 1902.