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QSA 2nd West Yorks Regt


Queen’s South Africa, 3 bars, OFS, Tvl, Laing’s Nek, 871 Private Arthur Lewis Kitson, 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment.

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Origin: United Kingdom
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Queen’s South Africa, 3 bars, Orange Free State, Transvaall, Laing’s Nek, 871 Private Arthur Lewis Kitson, 2nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment. 


Officially impressed: “971 Pte A.L. Kitson, W. Yorkshire Regt”


Some edge bruising and marking to obverse.


Confirmed on the medal roll which remarks he was sent back “To England 1st September 1900”.


Arthur Lewis Kitson was born in Halifax, York, circa 1859.


He was discharged “Having been found unfit for further service” with “Very Good” Conduct at the age of 40 on 18th May 1901 from K Company Det 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment.


Arthur, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, had first enlisted with the regiment at the age of 24, having worked as a Boiler Maker at York on 23rd December 1884.


he saw the following service:


Home, 23rd Dec 1884 – 14th Feb 1886

East Indies, 15th Feb 1886 – 22nd April 1890

Home, 23rd April 1890 – 22nd Dec 1891

Army Reserve, 23rd Dec 1891 – 28th Jan 1900

Home, 29th Jan 1900 – 9th Feb 1900

South Africa, 10th Feb 1900 – 27th August 1900

Home, 28th August 1900 – 18th May 1901.


From at least 1911 until his death in 1931 he lived in Bradford, Yorkshire.


In 1911 he was a Mason’s Labourer and in 1921, a Watchman for the Bradford Corporation.


He died in Bradford, Yorkshire, during 1931.