Queen's South Africa Medal- Cdn Mounted Rifles
2 Clasps - TRANSVAAL, SOUTH AFRICA 1902. (23 Pte A.E. BOLSTER. CANADIAN M.R.). Naming is officially impressed. Very crisp detail, light contact marks, extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Canadian Yeomanry Attestation Paper, Court Martial documents and letters of inquiry re: QSA Medal. Footnote: Alfred Edgar Bolster was born in Chesterville, Ontario. He signed his Canadian Yeomanry Attestation Paper on December 1901 in Montreal, stating that he was twenty-five years of age, that his trade was that of a Machinist and that he belonged to an Active Militia. He was designated No. 23, D Squad, 2nd Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles. As a member of the Irregular Forces, he faced a Regimental Court Martial and was charged on April 18, 1902 at Klerksdorp, South Africa with "First: Wilfully losing by neglect his arms, ammunition and accontrements, in that he, at Oorbeitjesfonteins, on the 15th of April 1902, surrendered his arms, ammunition and accontrements to the enemy, without using proper precautions." and "Secondly: Being deficient of his arms, ammunition and accontrements, in that he, at Oorbeitjesfonteins, on the 15th April 1902, was deficient of the following articles of his arms, ammunition and accontrements, viz: 1 Lee Enfield Rifle, complete; 1 Bayonet & Scabbard; 1 Bandolier, Leather; 1 Bandolier, Web; 180 pounds S.A. Ammunition." He was found guilty but not imprisoned for his actions.