India Punjab Frontier 1898 and South Africa Boer War 1902 operations pair awarded to Private F. Palmer, 1st later 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who saw service on the North West Frontier from January to October 1898, and then saw service towards the end of the Boer War on operations in the Transvaal during 1902.
India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 1 Clasp: Punjab Frontier 1897-98; (4887 PTE: F. PALMER. 1ST: BN: THE BUFFS.); Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 2 Clasps: Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (4887 PTE. F. PALMER. E. KENT REGT.)
Condition: slight edge bruising, Very Fine.
Frederick Palmer came from Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, and having worked as a labourer, then attested for service with the British Army at Canterbury on 22nd October 1895, joining as a Private (No.4887) the East Kent Regiment - the Buffs. Posted to the 2nd Battalion on 9th January 1896, he transferred to the 1st Battalion on 28th October 1897, and the following day was posted out to India, and went on to see service during the operations on the Punjab Frontier which lasted till April 1898, he being present on the frontier from 18th January to 3rd October 1898.
Posted back to India on 4th October 1898, he was then posted to Burma from 16th February 1901, and then received a posting to South Africa on transferring to the 2nd Battalion on 15th March 1902, and saw service towards the very end of the Boer War on operations in the Transvaal. Palmer was posted home on 2nd October 1902 and then transferred to the Army Reserve on 1st January 1903, being full discharged on 21st October 1907. Confirmed as his full entitlement.