Queen’s South Africa Medal, bar Cape Colony, Mr Victor Woolf, Imperial Military Railways, a Jewish man from London who died during the war.
The medal has been reconstituted having been brooched on the obverse side, most likely having been worn as such by a family member after his early death during 1901.
Officially impressed: “Mr. V. Woolf. Imp: Mily: Rly:”
On 19th December 1901, Civilian Painter Victor Woolf, died of Penumonia at the Railway Camp at Bloemfontein.
Leaving behind his wife Annie and 2 children.
He was commemorated on a Tablet in the Central United Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, in Marylebone, London.
The tablet listed 114 Jews who died in the Boer War, unfortunately it was lost when the Synagogue was destroyed in the Blitz.
Mr Victor Woolf, was born circa 1864 in London, Middlesex, England.
He was born to Russian Jewish Immigrant Parents, Herman and Fanny Woolf, his father was a Tailor.
They lived in Mile End Old Town.
At 24 years old, a young Victor set off from Southampton for the Cape, destined for Port Natal on the SS Dane on 27th September 1890, intending to find work as a Farmer.