Boer War and Great War group to 2991 Cpl C Seymour S Lan R
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Christopher Seymour was born in Liverpool. He attested on 21st March 1892 joining the South Lancashire Regiment. He served in the Second Boer War and for his service was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal and Kings South Africa Medal.
QSA bars - Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal. Laing's Nek.
KSA bars - South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902
He rejoined the South Lancashire Regiment on 9th September 1914 aged 41; he stated he had four years previous service and that his previous service number was 3691.
He served in France from 16th February 1915 until 25th April 1915 when he was evacuated to England due to what looks to have been an illness. After making a recovery, he was transferred to the Cheshire Regiment and served as part of the garrison in Gibraltar.
His papers make mention that he was;
' Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for the War for valuable service rendered in connection with the war. Via Communique issued by War office 13.3.1918.'
He survived the war and was discharged. All medal and bars confirmed.
QSA correctly impressed 3691 Pte C Seymour S Lanc Regt
KSA correctly impressed 3691 Pte C Seymour S Lanc Regt
1914/15 Star correctly impressed 2991 Pte C Seymour S Lan R
British War Medal correctly impressed 2991 Cpl C Seymour S Lan R
Victory medal correctly impressed 2991 Cpl C Seymour S Lan R
Condition = VF ( numerous edge knocks but naming largely unaffected and easily readable with good eyesight!)