​ A South Africa Boer War and Imperial Service Medal pair awarded to Sergeant C.W. Newsom, 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, who having served with the army, then joined the Post Office as a Postman in the Manchester area in March 1898, but was recalled from Army Reserve on the outbreak of the Boer War, and then saw service in South Africa at the forcing of the Tugela Heights and the relief of Ladysmith in February 1900, before being invalided home on 17th August 1900, and going on to receive his Imperial Service Medal in March 1929.

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A South Africa Boer War and Imperial Service Medal pair awarded to Sergeant C.W. Newsom, 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, who having served with the army, then joined the Post Office as a Postman in the Manchester area in March 1898, but was recalled from Army Reserve on the outbreak of the Boer War, and then saw service in South Africa at the forcing of the Tugela Heights and the relief of Ladysmith in February 1900, before being invalided home on 17th August 1900, and going on to receive his Imperial Service Medal in March 1929.  

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith; (3437 SGT C.W. NEWSOM. LIVERPOOL REGT); Imperial Service Medal, GVR Coinage bust; (CHARLES WOOD NEWSOM.), housed in its fitted presentation case.

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Charles Wood Newsom is believed to have originally seen service as a Private later Sergeant (No.3437) with the 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, before being transferred to the Army Reserve. Having then joined the Post Office ‘without competition’ as a Postman in the Manchester area on 9th March 1898, he was recalled on from the army reserve on the outbreak of the Boer War, and then saw service in South Africa as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, Liverpool Regiment, being present at the forcing of the Tugela Heights and the relief of Ladysmith in February 1900.
Invalided home on 17th August 1900, he was discharged and then re-took up employment with the Post Office in the Manchester area, being eventually awarded the Imperial Service Medal in the London Gazette for 22nd March 1929.  


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