Dixon's medals

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901. Trooper J. Fairweather, Gorringe's Flying Column - £200.00

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Details

ConditionGVF/EF
DocumentsYes
BoxedNo
Product ID1031329

Recipient

NameJ. Fairweather
RankTrooper
UnitGorringe's Flying Column

Attached Medals

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902
Clasps
  • Cape Colony
  • South Africa 1901

Joseph Fairweather served with Gorringe’s Flying Column in South Africa during the Boer War. He was subsequently commissioned in the 9th Battalion South Wales Borderers, and was promoted Lieutenant on 5 November 1914, and Captain on 28 January 1915. He transferred as Captain to the 4th Battalion on 15 May 1915 and served with them during the Great War. Appointed Second in Command of the Battalion with the rank of acting Major on 27 September 1916, he was killed in action near Kut on 15 January 1917, and is buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.