A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, awarded to Private B. Marks, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Lancashire Regiment, who having been embodied in January 1900, was then present during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State, before being discharged in January 1902 in order to go and work on the railways in South Africa as a member of the Imperial Military Railways.

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A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, awarded to Private B. Marks, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Lancashire Regiment, who having been embodied in January 1900, was then present during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State, before being discharged in January 1902 in order to go and work on the railways in South Africa as a member of the Imperial Military Railways.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State; (5572 PTE B. MARKS, RL: LANC: REGT.)

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Benjamin Marks was born in Kenwick, Carlisle, Cumberland, and later lived in Barrow, Lancashire, where he worked as a labourer, and then attested for service with the British Army Militia as a Private (No.5572) with the 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Lancashire Regiment on 3rd November 1897. Mobilised on the outbreak of the Boer War, Marks was embodied on 23rd January 1900, and then embarked for South Africa on 12th February 1900 and saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State. Marks was discharged on 12th January 1902 in order to go and work on the railways in South Africa as a member of the Imperial Military Railways.