2899 Trooper I Sterk, Sussex Imperial Yeomanry. A renamed medal: the first four digits are 2899 and those numbers are impressed, the next letters are TPR, followed by an'I' and those letters are engraved, following on, the impressed letters'VAN' are visible.
The remainder of the naming is engraved and reads;'STERK. The medal has no clasps. The pictures refer to the item description.
The medal is in otherwise generally very fine condition. The medal has no clasps and the pictures refer. The 69th (Sussex) Company, Imperial Yeomanry, disembarked in South Africa on 24 April 1900, and initially served in 14th Battalion, IY, transferring to 7th Battalion in 1902. On 14 June 1901, approval was given for a new regiment of Sussex Imperial Yeomanry (all Yeomanry were designated Imperial Yeomanry from 1901 to 1907) to be formed under the command of Lt-Col Charles Wyndham, 3rd Baron Leconfield of Petworth, a former officer in the 1st Life Guards. Regimental HQ (RHQ) at 10 Great College Street, Brighton, moving to 26 Silwood Street in 1902 and Church Street in Autumn 1913.
D Squadron at Hastings and Rye, later at Eastbourne. Enlistment for the new unit began on 1 October, and by 2 April 1902 69 men had been sent to South Africa to join the various IY companies still serving there.
By the time the regiment carried out its first training camp at Lewes, in May 1902, it had a strength of 413. The Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA) was the campaign medal issued to all who served in South Africa up to the end of the South African or'Boer War' up to May 1902. The medal was awarded to military personnel in a wide variety of units other than Regular Army and Imperial Yeomanry who served in the Boer War in South Africa between 11th October 1899 and 31st May 1902. Units from the British Army, Royal Navy, colonial forces who took part (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa), Nursing staff, Railway staff, Irregulars and Town Guards, the Balloon Section of the Royal Engineers, Veterinary staff, 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.Troops on the Mediterranean islands were awarded the Queen's Mediterranean Medal, and some eligible personnel on troopships earned the Transport Medal. The medal was also issued to the New Zealand 10th Contingent and some British Imperial Yeomanry units who arrived in Durban in May 1902 and did not fight. No cut price rates'at your own risk'. Coins used in the photos with the item are to show scale and are not included in the sale. Guarantee: As with all my artefacts, this lot is guaranteed to be original and as described.
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