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Pair, Lieutenant J.F. Rhodes, Royal Scots Greys

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Pair, Lieutenant J.F. Rhodes, Royal Scots Greys

Queen?s South Africa Medal, clasps: Cape Colony; Orange Free State, engraved (Lieut. J. Fairfax Rhodes, Rl. Scots Greys); King?s South Africa Medal, clasps: South Africa 1901; South Africa 1902, engraved (Lt. J.F. Rhodes, 2/Dgns.). Generally very fine, contained within contemporary fitted red leather case (slightly scuffed, good fine). QSA medals is missing "Belfast" clasp. Lieut. John Fairfax Rhodes, 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys), was killed in action at Klippan, near Springs, February 18th 1902. The only son of Fairfax Rhodes, Esq., of Brockhampton Park, Gloucestershire, and 29 Prince?s Gardens, S.W., he was born in December 1877 and educated at Eton (Miss Evans?). He entered the 2nd Dragoons in June 1899 being promoted Lieut. September 1900. He accompanied his regiment to South Africa in October 1899, and served throughout the war in the operations in the north of Cape Colony, the relief of Kimberley, and the advance on Bloemfontein and Pretoria. He subsequently served in the Transvaal. In the action in which Lieut. Rhodes was killed; his squadron was suddenly attacked by the Boers and lost three officers. The remains of Lieut. Rhodes, accompanied by an escort of a sergeant and eight men of his regiment, were brought home and buried at Charlton Abbott?s near Cheltenham.
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