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Condition - EF
The 1st South Staffordshire Regiment was ordered to South Africa in December 1899/January 1900. Corporal George Searl saw action with his regiment in Cape Colony and fought in the vicinity of Bethlehem, during the Wittebergen Campaign from 1st to 29th of July 1900.
In early 1901 the 1st South Staffordshire Regiment was part of Colonel Harley's column, engaged in clearing the east of the Orange River Colony. This column saw intense fighting when it took part in the Relief of Thabanchu on 20th March 1901.
Losses to the Regiment during the Boer War included 20 killed and 60 wounded.
As with many of the QSA medals, the South Africa 1901 clasp, was awarded later and is neatly fixed with unofficial rivets, but all three bars are verified on the regimental roll.
The medal has an excellent dark patina.
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