Queens South Africa Medal (4 Bar South Wales Borderers)
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Queens South Africa Medal with bars for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg and South Africa 1901. Awarded to 1224 Pte. John Stidder 2nd. Battalion South Wales Borderers. Born July 1866 in Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, Wales. The former labourer served with the Royal Monmouthshire Engineers Militia before enlisting in the South Wales Borderers in 1884. He served in India, South Africa during the Boer War and also during the First World War. In WW1 Stidder served with the 4th. Glouster Regiment, The Royal Defence Corps and the Royal Engineers. After the War John Francis Stidder became a railway company chairman in Bristol. He died in Bristol on the 1st May 1940, aged 73. His son was sadly killed during the First World War. Comes with copies of service papers and QSA Medal roll which verifies his entitlement to all four bars.
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