A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, awarded to 3rd Class later 2nd Class Trooper R.H.N. Burrows, ‘C’ Eastern Division, South African Constabulary, who applied to join the South African Constabulary in London in January 1901, and was immediately granted a riding and shooting certificate. He was present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, and whilst at Heidelburg on 30th May 1901, was fined for ‘having dirty rifle

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A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, awarded to 3rd Class later 2nd Class Trooper R.H.N. Burrows, ‘C’ Eastern Division, South African Constabulary, who applied to join the South African Constabulary in London in January 1901, and was immediately granted a riding and shooting certificate. He was present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, and whilst at Heidelburg on 30th May 1901, was fined for ‘having dirty rifle on parade’.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (920 3RD CL: TPR: R.H.N. BURROWES. S.A.C.)

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Robert Henry Newsman Burrows, surname misspelt Burrowes on medal, was born in Leeds, Yorkshire on 7th December 1872, but later lived at Hyson Green, Nottingham, where he worked as a clerk. With the ongoing Boer War, he applied to join the South African Constabulary in London on 29th January 1901, and having signed up on 15th February 1901, was immediately granted a riding and shooting certificate. Appointed as a 3rd Class Trooper (No.C.920) with the South African Constabulary.

Burrows then saw service in South Africa on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, and whilst at Heidelburg on 30th May 1901, was fined for ‘having dirty rifle on parade’. Promoted to 2nd Class Trooper on 1st July 1901, he saw service with ‘C’ Eastern Division, and was transferred to the reserve on 29th January 1903, having been discharged nine days earlier. Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed.