Queen’s South Africa Medal, no bar, 29669 Private A. Edwards, Rand Rifle Mine Division the Mine Guards who guarded the local Gold Mines during the war.
Officially impressed: “29669 Pte A. Edwards. Rand Rifles.”
Confirmed on the medal roll of the “Rand Rifle Mine Division”
Known as the Rand Rifles Mine Guards, his unit were responsible for helping protect the local gold mines against destruction and sabotage.
The Rand Rifles were raised near the end of 1900, being employed on defences around Johannesburg and the surrounding district.
They were mostly deployed on sentry posts with some action being seen in skirmishes and attacks on their posts.