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Boer War pair, East Kent Regiment (Mounted Infantry), Mons trio, 1st Battalion East Kent Regiment, Wounded in action whilst serving in the 6th Battalion. 

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Boer War pair, East Kent Regiment (Mounted Infantry), Mons trio, 1st Battalion East Kent Regiment, Wounded in action whilst serving in the 6th Battalion. 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Transvaal, 6103 Pte. W. White, East Kent Regt.; King’s South Africa 1901-02,  clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, 6103 Pte. W. White. East Kent Regt.; 1914 Star, with clasp , L-6103 Pte. W. J. White. 1/E. Kent R.; British War and Victory Medals, L-6103 Pte. W. J. White. E. Kent R.

William John White was born in London in 1881 and enlisted on the 27th October 1899

Served with 2nd Battalion Mounted Infantry in South Africa. serving from 9th June 1900 to 30th March 1902.

His medal index card shows him landing in with the battalion on the 7th September 1914

British Expeditionary Force 7th September 1914 to 26th October 1914, then on Home service  until 26th April 1915, then back to France until 12th May 1915 when he returned home again until 8th March 1916, returning to France to the 11th October 1916, then returning home until August 1917 when he was discharged.

His medal rolls for WW1 show service in the 1st, 2nd and 6th battalion east Kent Regiment.

Wounded – Gun Shot Wound to left leg 7th October 1916

Received Silver War badge no 232934

A Hospital sheet records he was admitted on the 13th October 1916 and was discharged on the 26th March 1917, it is difficult tread, but looks like he had to have his leg amputated.

Discharged 31st August 1917 due to his wounds.

With a good set of copied service papers, and medal rolls.

Condition – the first two with light contact marks, very fine, otherwise nearly extremely fine