Queen’s South Africa, 4 bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, Capt. R. Ratcliffe, Rifle Brigade.
Captain Richard Ratcliffe was originally commissioned on 8th July 1893 as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment.
He was then called up for the war in South Africa, joining the 5th battalion Rifle Brigade on 21st February 1900.
London Evening Standard, 28 Feb 1901:
“Captain R. Radcliffe, 5th Rifle Brigade, has been selected for special service with the Mounted Infantry in South Africa, and will hold himself in readiness to embark at an early date.”
Top clasp sewn on as sent separately at the time, with sewn in silver wearing buckle.