Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt) Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt) Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt) Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt) Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt)

Queens South Africa Medal: Silver issue & 3 x clasps 'Cape Colony', 'Orange Free State' & 'Transvaal' (997 Corpl: J. W. G. McKenzie. Rly: Pnr: Regt)

Medal and clasps verification: Corporal James White Gordon Mackenzie is confirmed as being entitled to the medal and all 3 x clasps per the respective campaign medal roll of the Railway Pioneer Regiment, reference the respective campaign medal roll of the 1st Battalion Railway Pioneer Regiment, reference WO 100/1265, which roll was compiled & signed at, Johannesburg, South Africa, on, 22 November 1901. A later supplementary page (2+ years later) in the same medal roll, dated Cape Town, South Africa, on 23 March 1904, shows further entitlement to the 'South Africa 1901' clasp. Whether the recipient ever actually received the latter clasp is unlikely, as the medal is exactly as issued off the 1901 medal roll. Both medal roll entries show that the recipient had also served during the South African War with the 'Rand Rifles'

James White Gordon McKenzie, second son of James McKenzie (by trade a 'Master Mason') and Margaret Ann McKenzie (nee Gordon) was a native of the parish of Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where he was born on, 26 September 1866. By the time of the 1881 Nation Census for Scotland, James is recorded employed as a 'Message Boy' (Bookseller) and residing with his parents at their Aberdeen residence located at, 34 Thomson Street, Aberdeen, Scotland. In 1881, James was one of five children in the family, comprising 1 x sister and 3 x brothers. James, later migrated to Southern Africa, where in 1900, he was employed as a Carpenter, and had a wife Williamina McKenzie 9in 1900 his wife's address was 27 Coventry Road, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Cape Town. He was living and working in the Transvaal when the South African War broke out. He claimed to be 31 years of age when he enlisted in the Railway Pioneer Regiment on, 1 February 1900 (for 1 years service), and was posted to the 1st Battalion Railway Pioneer Regiment. Promoted to Lance-Corporal on, 18 September 1900. At the time he took his discharge on, 28 February 1901, he had served for 1 year 28 days, and was holding the rank of Corporal. The medal rolls for the South African War also record James having later served with the Rand Rifles. Post South African War, James is confirmed employed n the Transvaal, where he was employed with the the East Rand Proprietary Mines, as a 'Contractor'. In 1903, he was a recorded Free Mason, and a member of the Boksburg Lodge of the United Grand Lodge of England, where he had been initiated on 9 January 1903. James White Gordon McKenzie is recorded as having died in the Transvaal province of South Africa sometime in 1913

Sold together with hardcopy photocopied set of 'Record of Service' together with extract entry page from the respective campaign medal roll

Condition: Toned EF

Code: 23484

125.00 GBP