Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.) Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.) Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.) Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.) Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.)

Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902. Silver issue with 5 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Johannesburg', 'Transvaal', 'Diamond Hill', 'Wittebergen' & 'South Africa 1901' (3930. Pvte. R. Arnold. 17/Lcrs.)

Note: Top dated clasp attached by contemporary pins (removeable)

Severely 'Wounded-in-Action': Private Robert Arnold, 17th Lancers, confirmed 'Severely Wounded-in-action' by 'Rifle Gunshot & Shrapnel Wound', (or GSW) at, Strydfontein, South Africa, on, 2 December 1900. So severe were the subsequent effects of the wounds that he subsequently remained 34 days in hospital between 16 December 1900 - 18 January 1901

Medal & clasps verification: The medal and all 5 x clasps confirmed as entitled per the respective campaign medal rolls of, 17th (Duke of Connaught's Own) Lancers, reference WO 100/118 (for first 4 x clasps) which roll was compiled and signed 'in-the-Field' at, Mayesfontein, Cape Colony, South Africa, on, 16 December 1901, and later on the supplementary page in the same medal roll that was compiled and signed at, Stobs Camp, United Kingdom, on, 17 July 1903

17th Lancers November / December 1900: In November 1900 the 17th Lancers were formed into a column under Colonel Herbert, which, along with other columns, operated under Colonel Barker in the south-east of the Orange River Colony, taking part in the pursuit of De Wet when he endeavoured to get into Cape Colony in December 1900. The regiment entered Cape Colony in December 1900, and except for two months' operations in the Orange River Colony under Colonel Williams in April and May 1901, the 17th Lancers remained in Cape Colony until the declaration of peace.

Robert Arnold, was a native of, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, where he was born in 1880. By trade a 'Cabinet Maker', Robert was 18 years & 8 months of age, when he enlisted in the British Army, at Liverpool, England, on, 8 February 1894. On enlistment, Robert was posted to the 17th Lancers, a cavalry regiment of the British Army. In total George served 12 years with the 17th Lancers, taking his final discharge from the British Army, at Canterbury, England, on, 7 February 1906, at which time his military conduct was described as being 'Very Good'. Robert's service history is summarised below:

- 08/02/1894-14/02/1900: Home Service
- 15/02/1900-09/03/1901: South Africa
- 10/03/1901-07/02/1906: Home Service (demobilized 20/10/1902 & transferred to Army Reserve)

The recipients service papers are extant and accessible at The National Archives

The medal retaining its original long silk riband, as issued

Obverse polished

Condition: GF

Code: 21873

375.00 GBP