Bandmaster’s Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust, awarded to Bandmaster C.C. Hartley, 20th Hussars, formerly 12th Royal Lancers, who saw service during the Boer War in South Africa during the relief of Kimberley and in action at both Paardeberg and Driefontein. Awarded the long service medal in April 1912, he was serving at home throughout the Great War when with the 13th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, and having rejoined the 20th Hussars in January 1919, saw service with the Army of Occupation in both Germany and Turkey.
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (6485 BNDMSTR: C.C. HARTLEY. 20/HRS.)
Condition: light contact wear, Good Very Fine.
Charles Clement Hartley was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and having worked as a clerk for the North British Railway Company and seen service in the Volunteer Force with the Royal Scots, then attested for service with the British Army at Edinburgh on 19th July 1893, joining as a Private (No.3720) the 12th Royal Lancers. Appointed to Bandsman on 16th April 1896, he was then appointed to Lance Corporal on 22nd September 1899, and with the outbreak of the Boer War was posted to South Africa from 22nd October 1899, seeing service during the relief of Kimberley and in action at both Paardeberg and Driefontein, before being posted to India from 22nd September 1902.
Promoted to Corporal on 14th November 1904, and then appointed to unpaid Lance Sergeant on 17th December 1904, he was appointed to paid Lance Sergeant on 3rd October 1905, and promoted to Sergeant this being backdated to 15th August 1905. Hartley was posted home from 29th February 1908, and then transferred on promotion to the Warrant Officer rank of Bandmaster to the 20th Hussars on 16th November 1910, being awarded the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in Army Orders No.104 of 1st April 1912.
Shortly after the outbreak of the Great War he then transferred as a Bandmaster to the 13th Reserve Cavalry Regiment on 21st August 1914, and then saw home service throughout the war, till posted to France on 9th January 1919 when he rejoined the 20th Hussars. Seeing service with the Army of Occupation in Germany, he was posted home on 24th March 1919, and then out to Egypt with his regiment on 10th July 1919, before joining the Army of Occupation in Turkey from 29th June 1920. Posted home to No.5 Cavalry Depot on 18th November 1920, he was discharged on 24th December 1920. Additionally entitled to the Queen’s South Africa Medal with three clasps for Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg and Driefontein, and the King’s South Africa Medal with two clasps.