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Queens South Africa (Defence of Ladysmith) to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps


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Queens South Africa to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps

Queens South Africa, clasp, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free Stae, South Africa 1902; 8601 Pte A. Spray, K.R.R.C. (note las two clasps loose)

Pte Arthur Spray was born in Broxtowe, Nottingham in 1873, and enlisted in the KRRC in 1894, serving until 1910.

He served in South Africa from the 15th December 1896 to the 5th April 1899, then again from the 18th September 1899 to the 26th July 1900, then finally from the 11th December 1901 to the 9th October 1902.

His service papers also indicated that he is entitled to the South Africa 1901 clasp, although this is crossed through on the medal roll. The loose clasps are listed on a separate supplementary roll, so it is likely these were issued later, which explains why they are loose.

Arthur Spray died in Broxtowe Nottingham on the 1st May 1948

Medal NVF with traces of Ghost dates.