Boer War Defence of Ladysmith, 1st Battalion Leicester Regiment, Wounded at Lydenberg 7th September 1900, also wounded during WW1 and discharged in November 1916.
Queens South Africa, clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s New, Belfast, 5141 Pte C. Matthews. 1 Leic Regts.; Kings South Africa, clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, 5141 Pte G. Matthews. Leicester Regts.; 1914-15 Star, 12446 Pte G. Matthews. Leic.R.; British War and Victory medals, 12446 Pte G. Matthews. Leic. R. (mounted as worn) Note error in initial on QSA, but service numbers confirm it is the same recipient.
George Matthews was born in Northamptonshire in 1878 and enlisted into the Leicester Regiment in 1897 on the 8th November 1897. Serving in South Africa from 20th September 1899 to 6th November 1902, then India until 9th November 1906 when he returned to England, being discharged on the 7th November 1909.
He qualified as Mounted Infantry on the 14th July 1900.
Wounded at Lydenberg on the 7th September 1900
Clasps for his QSA confirmed in his service papers, and KSA correct on medal roll.
Served in both 1st and 2nd battalions Leicester Regiment during WW1. He landed in France on the 23rd February 1915 and was discharged on the 8th November 1916 due to wounds. He was issued with the Silver War Badge no 83728.
Condition – QSA / KSA VF some edge nicks and bruises, trio is NEF