This relatively youthful looking "old soldier" seems to have had a fairly extensive military career in southern Africa. His three
medals include starting left to right: the British South Africa Company's Medal with one clasp, the Queen's South Africa Medal
with four clasps and the King's South Africa Medal with its usual two clasps.

The South Africa Company's Medal is identifiable by it unusually ornate floreated suspender which was comprised of roses,
thistles, shamrocks and leeks. The medal was issued in 1896 to regular army and local units that took part in the suppression of
the Matabele in 1896. It was later extended to cover actions in Rhodesia (1896) and Mashonaland (1897). An additional clasp
the Mashonaland campaign of 1890 belatedly authorized in 1927.

Cabinet Photograph
J. C. Kirby - Photographer
66 Hill Street, Peckham, London, S.E., England
c. 1905
Above: A detail scan of this veteran's medals. From left to right: the British South Africa Company's Medal with one clasp, the
Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps and the King's South Africa Medal with its typical two clasps.