Queen’s South Africa Medal, bar Cape Colony, 40378 Private Francis Conn, Irish Horse, the 133rd Company, 29th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry.
Rarely seen to this Irish Yeomanry unit.
Officially impressed: “40378 Pte F. Conn. 133rd Coy Imp: Yeo:”
Polished and general wear.
Additionally entitled to the 1902 bar, which was usually loose and sent later.
Francis Conn, from Drumcree, Portadown, Armagh, Ireland, was born during 1877.
He attested for service with the Imperial Yeomanry on 6th January 1902 at Belfast, having worked as a Grocer.
He saw service in South Africa from 10th May 1902 until 25th November 1902, taking his discharged on this day at Stellenbosch, his papers stating it was at his own request “For civil employment in South Africa.”
Having chosen to remain in South Africa for work, he stayed there for the rest of his life, he later died in Kimberley at the age of 83 on 29th June 1959.