Queen's Mediterranean Medal 1899-1902, awarded to Private J. Sullivan, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, who volunteered for service during the Boer War, and then saw service with the 3rd Battalion from October 1901, and employed guarding Boer prisoners of war at Malta. He then joined the regular army in August 1902.

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Product ID: CMA/28268
Condition: light contact wear, about Good Very Fine.
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Queen's Mediterranean Medal 1899-1902, awarded to Private J. Sullivan, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, who volunteered for service during the Boer War, and then saw service with the 3rd Battalion from October 1901, and employed guarding Boer prisoners of war at Malta. He then joined the regular army in August 1902.

Queen's Mediterranean Medal 1899-1902; (5839 PTE J. SULLIVAN. W. YORK: REGT)

Condition: light contact wear, about Good Very Fine.

Joseph Sullivan was born in Stockton, near the town of Stockton-on-Tees, Yorkshire, but later lived in Leeds, and worked as a groom. Sullivan then enlisted into the British Army at Leeds on 19th August 1901, joining as a Private (No.5839) the West Yorkshire Regiment, and on being embodied on 28th October 1901, was posted to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion. As such he was then posted to the Mediterranean to guard Boer prisoners of war who had been shipped to Malta from South Africa. As such, Sullivan was awarded the scarce Queen's Mediterranean Medal. Sullivan then attested for service with the Regular Army in the West Yorkshire Regiment from 29th August 1902.