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Distinguished Conduct Medal Edw.VII, (4542 Serjt. 1st W. Riding. Regt.). 4542 Sergeant F.H. Barron, West Riding Regiment - £1,650.00

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Product ID1029097


NameF.H. Barron
UnitWest Riding Regiment
Regimental No.4542

Attached Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Notes(4542 Serjt. 1st W. Riding. Regt.)
Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902
Notes(4542 Corl. W. Riding Regt.)
  • Cape Colony
  • Orange Free State
  • Johannesburg

D.C.M London Gazette 27.9.1901, whilst serving with the 15th battalion mounted infantry and was mentioned in despatches 10.9.1901 for Conspicuous Gallantry at Bothaville. The mounted infantry company of the battalion saw a good deal of fighting on the way to Pretoria, and afterwards in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, being present at Bothaville, 6th November 1900. They gained several commendations.

The regiment had arrived in South Africa 14.1.1900 and Frances left 5.10.1902. He is entitled to a King’s South Africa medal with two clasps and on 13.4.1914 was awarded the LS & GC George V and also a single British War medal. He later transferred to India 5.10.1905 where he served until discharged. He had by 9.1.1915 been promoted to C.Q.M.S. He was discharged at the second period of engagement for the purpose of being appointed to a commission 3.10.1918, number 2 infantry records, York.
He enlisted age 18 years in London stating his hometown as Walsall and his trade a moulder. In India he spent most of his service with the Rangoon Volunteer Rifles. Sold with an excellent set of papers of which his M.I.C. shows Lieutenant S & T Corps India and I.A.R.O. Lieutenant.