QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 2 CLASPS, RELIEF OF KIMBERLEY, PAARDEBERG ‘3612 PTE C. LANSDOWN GORDON HIGHRS:’, KING’S SOUTH AFRICA 1901-02, 2 CLASPS, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902 ‘3612 PTE C. LANSDOWN GORDON HIGHRS:’, 1914-15 STAR ‘G-13400 PTE C. T. LANSDOWN R.FUS.’, BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS ‘13400 PTE C. T. LANSDOWN R.FUS.’
Charles lansdown, aged 18, from Islington, enlisted into the Gordon Highlanders on 30 December 1890, qualifying for his Mounted Infantry certificate in 1895. He then transferred to the Reserve on 30 December 1897. He rejoined his regiment on the 18 October 1899 and served in South Africa (Boer War) from 9 November 1899 until 1 August 1902. He was discharged again on 29 December 1902. During the Great War, he again enlisted, joining the Royal Fusiliers on 3 March 1915. Serving in East Africa between 10 April 1915 and 11 November 1917. Lansdown transferred to the Motor Transport, Army Service Corps on 23 February 1918, finally being discharged on 17 December 1918.
Entitled to Transvaal which was no doubt issued loose as it is on a separate roll and his noted on his service medals like the other clasps. Also entitled to Silver War Badge No B65729. Just 97 Relief Of Kimberley to the Regiment.
Condition generally very fine; 1914/15 Star has been silvered, original ribbons to all medals. Sold with Copy medal rolls, MIC and copy service papers on CD.