South Africa Boer War, Great War 1914 Old Contemptible and long service group awarded to Sergeant H. Jones, Royal Sussex Regiment, later Labour Corps, who saw service with the 1st Battalion during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony and Orange Free State and then with the outbreak of the Great War saw service with the 2nd Battalion out on the Western Front from 12th August 1914.
Group of 6: Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State; (5176 PTE H. JONES. 1: R. SUSSEX REGT.); King’s South Africa Medal 1901-1902, 2 Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5176 PTE. H. JONES. RL: SUSSEX REGT); 1914 Star; (5176 SJT H. JONES. 2/R.SUSS:R.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (5176 SJT. H. JONES. R.SUSS.R.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, GVR Fm. bust; (5176 SJT: H. JONES. R.SUSS: REGT.)
Condition: heavy edge bruise on second, overall Good Very Fine.
Henry Jones saw service as a Private (No.5176) with the 1st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment during the Boer War in South Africa on operations in the Cape Colony and Orange Free State. A long serving regular soldier, with the outbreak of the Great War, as a Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, he saw service out on the Western Front from 12th August 1914. Jones later transferred as a Sergeant (No.704124) to the Labour Corps.