PRE WW1 BRITISH ARMY EGYPT & BOER WAR MEDAL GROUP ONLY 37 CLASP GEMAIZAH RAMC BARFOOT
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Medal group as awaerded to Private S. W. Barfoot, Royal Army Medical Corps, one of only 37 medical staff to receive the Egypt Medal with ‘Gemaizah 1888’ clasp.
Court mounted for display group includes Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888, sloped engraved named 5995. PTE. S. W. BRFOOT. MED: STAFF CORPS.; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, impressed named 5995 PTE. S. W. BARFOOT, R.A.M.C.; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R.; Khedive’s Star, undated, the third and fourth medals name erased.
Stephen William Barfoot was born at Crichel, Wimborne, in May 1859. A cab driver by trade, he enlisted into the Army Hospital Corps at Aldershot on 27 May 1884, later transferring to the Medical Staff Corps. He saw service in Egypt, India and South Africa and was mentioned in despatches for the Boer War (London Gazette 29 July 1902, refers). He was discharged after 21 years of service on 26 May 1905; sold with exhaustive research including copied service papers.
||18 x 5 x 9 cm