India Relief of Chitral 1897, Punjab Frontier 1897 to 1898, and South Africa Boer War Relief of Kimberley pair awarded to Private J.A. Merritt, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who saw service with the 1st Battalion during the relief of Chitral bet...

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Condition: heavily polished, some contact wear, only Fine.
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India Relief of Chitral 1897, Punjab Frontier 1897 to 1898, and South Africa Boer War Relief of Kimberley pair awarded to Private J.A. Merritt, East Kent Regiment - the Buffs, who saw service with the 1st Battalion during the relief of Chitral between 2nd April 1895 and 18th September 1895, and in operations on the Punjab Frontier which lasted from 10th June 1897 through to 6th April 1898. Then as a member of the 2nd Battalion, he saw service during the Boer War during the relief of Kimberley, the actions at Paardeberg and Driefontein, as well as the operations in the Transvaal.

India General Service Medal 1895-1902, 2 Clasps: Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Relief of Chitral 1895, mounted in that order, correctly riveted as issued, but attached to the suspension with an unofficial wire rod; (3399 PTE J.A. MERRIT 1ST: BN: EAST KENT REGT:); Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, with ghost dates, 4 Clasps: Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal; (3399 PTE. J.A. MERRITT. E. KENT REGT.)

Condition: heavily polished, some contact wear, only Fine.

James Albert Merrit, surname also spelt Merritt, saw service as a Private (No.3399) with the East Kent Regiment - the Buffs. Merritt was present out in India with the 1st Battalion and saw active service on operations during the relief of Chitral between 2nd April 1895 and 18th September 1895. Merrit was then present during the operations on the Punjab Frontier which lasted from 10th June 1897 through to 6th April 1898. Merrit went on to see service during the Boer War on operations in South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, and was present during the relief of Kimberley, the actions at Paardeberg and Driefontein, as well as the operations in the Transvaal. He was transferred to the Army Reserve shortly after his return. Additionally entitled to the King’s South Africa Medal with both clasps