A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 1 Clasp: Transvaal, awarded to Private T. Tillman, 18th Hussars, who saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Transvaal, and having been recalled for the Great War, then saw service out on the Western Front from 9th September 1914, before transferring to the Army Service Corps on 29th June 1915, and seeing service with a Motor Transport Company.

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A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 1 Clasp: Transvaal, awarded to Private T. Tillman, 18th Hussars, who saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Transvaal, and having been recalled for the Great War, then saw service out on the Western Front from 9th September 1914, before transferring to the Army Service Corps on 29th June 1915, and seeing service with a Motor Transport Company.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 1 Clasp: Transvaal; (5097 PTE T. TILLMAN. 18TH HUSSARS.)

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Thomas Tillman was born in Hoxton, London, and having worked as a fireman, then attested for service with the British Army at London on 22nd January 1900, joining as a Private (No.5097) the 18th Hussars. With the ongoing Boer War, Tillman was posted to South Africa on 26th November 1900, and was then present on operations in the Transvaal before being posted home on 1st November 1902. Tillman transferred to the Army Reserve on 22nd January 1908.

With the outbreak of the Great War, Tillman was mobilised from the reserve on 5th August 1914 with the 11th Reserve Regiment, and saw service with the 18th Hussars out on the Western Front as part of the British Expeditionary Force from 9th September 1914. Whilst out there he then transferred as a Private (No.M-38460) to the Army Service Corps on 29th June 1915, and saw service with a Motor Transport Company. Posted home on 29th October 1917, Tillman was transferred to the Army Reserve on 5th March 1919.