A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Transvaal, South Africa 1902, awarded to Private J. Wiltshire, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, who saw service in South Africa on operations in the Transvaal towards the end of the Boer War in 1902.

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A Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Transvaal, South Africa 1902, awarded to Private J. Wiltshire, 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, who saw service in South Africa on operations in the Transvaal towards the end of the Boer War in 1902.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (4052 PTE J. WILTSHIRE. WILTSHIRE REGT)

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John Wiltshire was born in the parish of Bishops Cannings, near Devizes, Wiltshire, and having worked as an agricultural labourer, then attested for service with the British Army at Devizes on 8th November 1894, joining as a Private (No.4052) the Wiltshire Regiment.

Posted from the Depot to the 1st Battalion on 25th February 1895, he then transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 6th November 1895, and then transferred back to the 1st Battalion for service out in India from 28th February 1896. Transferred to the 2nd Battalion for service in South Africa from 18th March 1902, he then saw active service in the Transvaal towards the very end of the Boer War, and was posted home on 22nd May 1903, being discharged ‘medically unfit for further service’ on 16th July 1906.