Boer War Casualty, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was wounded in action at Frederikstad on 25 October 1900.
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Orange Free State, clasps mounted in this order with unofficial rivets between fourth and fifth clasps, 2794 Pte. J. Jones, R. Welsh Fus:; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, 2794 Pte. J. E. Jones. Rl: Wesh Fus:
John Edward Jones was born in Rhyl in 1872 and attested for the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Wrexham on 8 August 1890, having previously served with the regiment’s 3rd Volunteer Battalion.
He transferred to the Reserve on 11 November 1897 but recalled to the Colours on 9 October 1899, and served in South Africa during the Boer War. He was wounded in action at Frederikstad on 25 October 1900 (his service papers state severely, the casualty roll states slightly), and was discharged again in September 1902, and from the reserve in 1907.
Condition – GVF, edge bruising to QSA.