Second World War South African East African Campaign group awarded to Private G.F. Wilson, 3rd Battalion, Transvaal Scottish, later a Staff Sergeant with the 5th Battalion and 12th Battalion, Native Military Corps, who had seen service with the Transvaal Scottish in East Africa from December 1940 to May 1941, after which he saw home service with the Native Military Corps, and was latterly serving with the South African Military College from November 1943 onwards.
Group of 4: 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; War Medal; Africa Service Medal 1939-1945; all named in officially impressed South African issue style; (79593 G.F. WILSON.)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
George Fergusson Wilson was born on 10th February 1902 and worked as a miner in South Africa, being shown as living at 47 Cradock Street, Graaff-Reinet, a town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. With the Second World War he enlisted into the Union Defence Force for service as a Private (No.79593) with the 3rd Battalion, Transvaal Scottish on 18th June 1940, and disembarked at Mombasa for service in East Africa from 15th December 1940. Having arrived back in South Africa on 21st May 1941, he was posted to the 5th Battalion, Native Military Corps on 19th January 1942, and was promoted from temporary Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on 21st January 1942. Having been on detached service with the 12th Battalion, he then transferred to the 12th Battalion, Native Military Corps on 9th November 1942. and from November 1943 was on service at the South African Military College, being demobilised on 8th August 1946.