Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, last two clasps riveted together but detached from first three, awarded to Private E.W. Waters, 60th Company - the Nor...

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Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, last two clasps riveted together but detached from first three, awarded to Private E.W. Waters, 60th Company - the North Irish Horse, 17th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry. Waters came from Galway, Ireland, and having formerly been a Police Constable with the Royal Irish Constabulary, then enlisted into the 45th Dublin Hunt Company, 13th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry with whom he was one of 100 men then sent to South Africa for service during the Boer War from April 1900, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, Orange Free State and the Transvaal. During the campaign he then transferred to the 60th Company - the North Irish Horse, through whom he claimed his medal.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, last two clasps riveted together but detached from first three; (33214 PTE. E.W. WATERS. 60TH. COY. IMP: YEO:)

Condition: partly toned, Nearly Extremely Fine.

Edward William Waters was born in Galway, Ireland, and was worked as a Police Constable with the Royal Irish Constabulary when with the ongoing Boer War, he attested for ‘short service’ with the Imperial Yeomanry at Dublin on 8th March 1901, joining as a Private (No.33214) the Dublin Company, Imperial Yeomanry. Waters then found himself as one of only 100 men serving with the 45th Dublin Hunt Company, 13th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry out in South Africa from 6th April 1901, and was present on operations in the Cape Colony, Orange Free State and the Transvaal, during which period he transferred to the 60th Company - the North Irish Horse, 17th Battalion, and remained on operations till posted home on his discharge on 29th June 1902. His medal was issued to him thorough the 60th Company.