A fine South Africa Boer War, Great War Western Front Third Battle of Ypres 1917 Mention in Despatches and Second World War Devon Home Guard group awarded to Captain A.G. Laws, Army Service Corps, late Private with the Cape Mounted Rifleman during the Boer War when on operations in the Cape Colony, who was then commissioned in October 1914, and was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services by Sir Douglas Haig in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917. During the Second World War he saw service as a Lieutenant with the 15

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A fine South Africa Boer War, Great War Western Front Third Battle of Ypres 1917 Mention in Despatches and Second World War Devon Home Guard group awarded to Captain A.G. Laws, Army Service Corps, late Private with the Cape Mounted Rifleman during the Boer War when on operations in the Cape Colony, who was then commissioned in October 1914, and was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services by Sir Douglas Haig in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917. During the Second World War he saw service as a Lieutenant with the 15th Devon (Plympton) Battalion from February 1941.

Group of 5: Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 Clasps: Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (3739 PTE A.G. LAWS. CAPE M.R.); 1914-1915 Star; (LIEUT. A.G. LAWS. A.S.C.); British War Medal and Victory Medal with later type Mention in Despatches Oakleaf; (CAPT. A.G. LAWS.); Defence Medal 1939-1945. These five all mounted swing style as worn, and with a separate a possible related Service Medal of the Order of Saint John, Rhodium plated type, unnamed as issued, this with its relatively scarce Toys Kenning & Spencer folding packet of issue.

Condition: light contact wear, Good Very Fine.

Arthur Gordon Laws saw service as a Private (No.3739) with the Cape Mounted Riflemen during the Boer War in South Africa, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, before being discharged from this unit and the South African Colonial Forces on 6th May 1904.

With the outbreak of the Great War, Laws was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Army Service Corps on 7th October 1914, and then saw service as a Lieutenant out on the Western Front, and as a Captain was then Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services by Sir Douglas Haig in the London Gazette for 24th December 1917, almost certainly for the Third Battle of Ypres.

Laws was living in Sheringham, Norfolk, when he claimed his medals in April 1921, and he later saw service with the Home Guard during the Second World War when living in Plympton, Devon, as a Lieutenant with the 15th Devon (Plympton) Battalion from 1st February 1941.