VICTORIAN QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 5 BAR
Boer War Queen’s South Africa Medal to Private Frederick Blackburn, 6th Dragoon Guards, who also served during WW1. Queen’s South Africa Medal (1899 -1902) with 5 clasps, CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902, impressed named 4227 PTE F. BLACKBURN. 6TH DRAGOON GDS. original ribbon with wearing clasp, as worn. Comes with copies medal rolls and M.I.C. Frederick W Blackburn saw service with the 6th Dragoon Guards in the Boer War, where as a cavalry unit they were invaluable for turning the flanks of Boer positions. He landed in France 12/12/1914 serving the 6th Dragoon Guards until discharged to the reserve 1/4/1919. He received the new service number 20320 when the Army renumbered. He was probably time expired and recalled to the colours when WW1 broke out as the 6th D.G landed France August 1914. Also entitled to WW1 medal trio.