Lot 35. QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL TO 9701 PTE J LEADER 45TH COY IMP YEO

QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL TO 9701 PTE J LEADER 45TH COY IMP YEO - Taken prisoner at Lindley and later served as Lieutenant in Connaught Rangers, Correctly impressed - 9701 Pte J Leader 45th Coy Imp Yeo. Condition GVF John Radley was born in Drisham, Millstreet, Cork in 1880. He was a student and member of 2nd Essex Volunteer Regt, when on 6th January 1890 he signed up to serve a year in Africa or for the duration of the war, whichever came first. Radley served with the 45th Company Imperial Yeomanry who were nicknamed the Millionaires Company, as so many of its men were the sons of Landed Gentry. He was taken prisoner at Lindley on 31st May 1900 and released at Ladysmith on 18th July 1900. Radley was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with bars Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1901. He was discharged in March 1901. He didn't return to his studies and was commissioned into the Connaught Rangers as a Lieutenant . He died with them in 1906 of illness.
Sold For £160.00 In The Coins, Militaria, Sporting & Tribal Art - Sale Date 22nd August 2019

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