Offered is a Boer war pair of service medals, comprising Queen’s & King’s South Africa Medals, as awarded to Gunner William Stone, who served with the Royal Field Artillery during the Boer War.
1st type Queen’s South Africa Medal with campaign bars ORANGE FREE STATE & CAPE COLONY impressed to: 6561 GNR. W. STONE 68TH BTY R.F.A.
King’s South Africa Medal with date bars SOUTH AFRICA 1901. SOUTH AFRICA 1902, impressed to: 6561 GNR: W. STONE R.F.A.
6561 Gunner William Stone served in the 68th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery in South Africa, seeing service there until 1903. The 68th Battery, RFA arrived in Cape Colony on 17 Feb 1900. It moved into the Orange Free State and later the Transvaal. In 1901 four guns were with Babbington’s column in SW Transvaal. On 23rd November 1900, Gunner Stone as part of a section of the battery was in the garrison at Dewetsdorp when it surrendered as a result of the attack by De Wet on the town named after his father.