Queen’s South Africa Medal, bar Defence of Ladysmith, 819 Private E. Bright, 2nd Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps, under siege at Ladysmith during the war, served under an Alias.
Officially impressed: “819 Pte E. Bright. K.R.R.C.”
Confirmed on the medal roll, as having served with 2nd Bn earning only this clasp, having been under Siege at Ladysmith during the early parts of the war.
One interesting note from the medal roll, is that he had enlisted under an alias, this was caught at some time and noted on the rolls, an unusual occurrence, clearly he had some good reason to hide his name, usually to cover up some sort of criminality.
Bright is circled on the medal roll and the remarks read: “Name changed from Williams”.
Another matching roll has his name down as 819 E. Williams adding “Alias Bright” Medal roll also noted he was discharged as Medically Unfit on 24th January 1902.