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eMedals-Canada. A Queen's South Africa Medal, to Gunner Charles W. Hughes, Royal Canadian Artillery

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Canada. A Queen's South Africa Medal, to Gunner Charles W. Hughes, Royal Canadian Artillery

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Canada. A Queen's South Africa Medal, to Gunner Charles W. Hughes, Royal Canadian Artillery

(158 GR: C. HUGHES, R. CANDN: ART:). Naming is officially impressed. Edge nicks, contact marks, replacement ribbon, very fine.
 
Footnote: Charles W. Hughes was born in Columbus City, Indiana. He enlisted as a Gunner (158) with the Royal Canadian Artillery for South African service, at Kingston, Ontario on January 4, 1900, at the age of 27, naming his next-of-kin as his father who was a resident of Columbus City, stating that he had previously served with the 13th Field Battery, that he was Single and that his trade was that of Electrical Engineer. Gunner Hughes went overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery, serving with "C" Battery, and returned to Canada eleven months after signing his enlistment paper. Upon arrival in Canada, he was diagnosed with "Dysentery" (enteric fever) and was sent to the Station Hospital at Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 7, 1900, where he was reported to be in a "critical condition" on the 14th. He did recover from his illness. For his South African service, he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal, which was delivered to him on June 18, 1902, while serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery at Kingston. The medal roll states that he was entitled to four clasps (Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia) and that these were issued to him on January 22, 1906, forty-three months after he received his medal.
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