Queen’s South Africa, 2 bars, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, 758 Private C. Archer, 2nd Bn Royal West Kent Regiment.
Officially impressed: “758 Pte C. Archer, 2nd Rl. W. Kent. Regt”
Toned and with old ribbon.
Confirmed on the medal roll for the QSA with these 2 clasps.
The roll remarks note he was discharged “Time Expired” afterwards.
The 2nd Bn of the Royal West Kents was mobilised into a new 8th Division during the Boer War being posted over to South Africa from Soutahmpton during March 1900 on the S.S. Bavarian. Their only battle honour being earned when they took part in the Battle of Biddulphsberg on 29th May 1900, which was followed by the July operations that earned the Wittebergen clasp.
They fought at Biddulphsberg alongside the 2nd Battalions of the Grenadier and Scots Guards, during the battle there was a significant veldt blaze which caused many casualties when coupled with the accurate Boer riflemen amidst the chaos.