King’s South Africa Medal 1901-1902, 2 Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, awarded to Private E.J. Brennan, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, who came from Whicham, Cumberland, and was a reservist who was recalled for the Boer War, seeing service in Natal, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.
King’s South Africa Medal 1901-1902, 2 Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (1410 PTE. E.J. BRENNAN. BORDER REGT.)
Condition: Nearly Extremely Fine.
Edward James Brennan was born in Whicham, Cumberland, and having worked as a miner, then attested for service with the British Army at Carlisle on 31st August 1885, joining as a Private (No.1410) the Border Regiment, having by then already seen 42 days service with the 3rd Militia Battalion of that regiment.
Brennan then joined the 1st Battalion, and was posted out to India from 3rd October 1887, and to Burma from 5th January 1890, before being posted back to India from 20th October 1890 when he transferred to the 2nd Battalion. Brennan was posted home on 21st February 1893 when he transferred to the Army Reserve.
Brennan was recalled on the outbreak of the Boer War, being mobilised on 7th February 1900, and was posted to the 3rd Militia Battalion on 13th February 1900, before being posted to South Africa from 2nd March 1900 for service with the 1st Battalion. He was present on operations in Natal, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Brennan was posted home to the Depot on 17th August 1902 and discharged. Additionally entitled to the Queen’s South Africa Medal with three clasps for Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal.