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South Africa Boer War relief of Ladysmith and Great War Mesopotamia casualty group awarded to Sergeant J.J. Hargadon, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, later 6th Service Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, who saw service during the Boer War on operations

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Product ID: CMA/29348
Condition:: light contact wear, Very Fine.
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South Africa Boer War relief of Ladysmith and Great War Mesopotamia casualty group awarded to Sergeant J.J. Hargadon, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, later 6th Service Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, who saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony, and then during the relief of Ladysmith including the forcing of the Tugela Heights, before seeing further service on operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. Later during the Great War he saw service in Mesopotamia where he died on 14th July 1917.

Group of 4: Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 5 Clasps: Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal; (5536 PTE J.J. HARGADON. 1ST. BORDER REGT.); King’s South Africa Medal 1901-1902, 2 Clasps: South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5536 CORPL: J. HARGADON. BORDER REGT.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (34292 SJT. J.J. HARGADON. R.LANC.R.), mounted as worn swing style by a family member.

Condition: light contact wear, Very Fine.

John James Hargadon was born on 14th August 1878 in Liverpool, though his birth was registered in Islington, London, and he then saw service initially as a Private later Corporal (No.5536) with the 1st Battalion, Border Regiment, during the Boer War in South Africa, being present on operations in the Cape Colony, and then during the relief of Ladysmith including the forcing of the Tugela Heights, he also saw service on operations in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

Hargadon later enlisted at Liverpool and saw service during the Great War as a Sergeant (No.34292) with the 6th Service Battalion, Royal Lancaster Regiment, and was present out in Mesopotamia where he died in service on 14th July 1917, being buried in Baghdad War Cemetery. Aged 39 at the time of his death, he was the husband of Margaret Hargadon, of 18 King’s Arms Lane, Carlisle.