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eMedals-A Fine Grouping to Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Neville; North Hampshire; 91st Battalion & Elgin Regiment

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A Fine Grouping to Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Neville; North Hampshire; 91st Battalion & Elgin Regiment

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A Fine Grouping to Acting Regimental Sergeant Major Neville; North Hampshire; 91st Battalion & Elgin Regiment

Queen's South Africa Medal, 4 Clasps - CAPE COLONY, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1902 (7534 PTE. W.J. NEVILLE VOL. COy NORTH’N REGT.); British War Medal (190190 A. SJT. W.J.NEVILLE. 1-CAN. INF.); Victory Medal (190190 A. SJT. W.J. NEVILLE. 1-CAN. INF.); George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937; Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal, George V (C.S.M. (W.O. CL. II) W.J.NEVILLE ELGIN REGT.); and Efficiency Medal with Canada Scroll, George V (A/R S.M. W. NEVILLE ELGIN REGT.). Naming is erased and re-engraved on the QSA, officially impressed on the BWM, VM, CAFLSM and EM, the Coronation Medal is un-named. Mounted to a strip of cardboard, four with original ribbons, bruising on the VM and EM, light contact and surface wear, better than fine. Footnote: Walter John Neville was born on February 13, 1881 in Rushden, Northamptonshire, England. He served with the 4th Battalion, North Hampshire Regiment during the Boer War in South Africa and for his South Africa service, he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal and South Africa 1902. Neville later immigrated to Canada and was a resident of St. Thomas, Ontario when he signed his Attestation Paper with the 91st Infantry Battalion "Elgin Battalion" (190190), on March 31, 1916 in St. Thomas, Ontario, at the age of 35, naming his next-of-kin as his wife, Mrs. Florence Neville of St. Thomas, stating that he eleven years and nine months' previous service with 4th Battalion, North Hampshire Regiment and three and a half years with the Canadian Militia, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Bank Messenger. The Battalion was raised in Elgin County, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at St. Thomas under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. Neville was placed with "D" Company, commanded by Captain D.E. Gerrard (as noted in the St. Thomas Daily Times of Monday, June 26, 1916). The Battalion sailed on June 28, 1916 from Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard His Majesty's Transport, the S.S. Olympic, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.J. Green with a strength of 32 officers and 905 other ranks, disembarking at Liverpool, England on July 5th. Neville survived the war and for his First World War service, he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He received his Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal by G.O.14 in 1926 and later, the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Coronation Medal 1937 and Efficiency Medal with Canada Scroll, all three while with the Elgin Regiment.
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