Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, awarded to Private J. Woods, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Scots, who came from Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, and was living in South L...

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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, awarded to Private J. Woods, 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Scots, who came from Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, and was living in South Leith near Edinburgh, Scotland when he attested for the Militia in June 1897. Present during the Boer War in South Africa on two occasions from 2nd March through to 13th October 1900 and again from 13th February through to 24th August 1902, he saw service on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (6871 PTE. J. WOODS, ROYAL SCOTS.)

Condition: light contact wear, Nearly Extremely Fine.

James Woods was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, and later lived in South Leith near Edinburgh, Scotland, and was working as a stable man when he attested for service with the British Army Militia at Edinburgh on 15th June 1897, joining as a Private (No.6871) the 3rd Militia Battalion, Royal Scots. Having attended the annual training during 1898 and 1899, Woods was then embodied for service due to the outbreak of the Boer War on 5th December 1899, and saw service in South Africa from 2nd March through to 13th October 1900, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

Posted home, he was then once again embodied for service on 23rd December 1901, and saw further service in South Africa from 13th February through to 24th August 1902. Woods was discharged on termination of engagement on 14th June 1903. Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed.