King’s South Africa Medal, bar South Africa 1902, 5549 Pte. D. Packham, Grenadier Guards, a rare and most unusual confirmed single bar issue of the King’s South Africa Medal due to his wound received in action at the battle of Belmont resulting in being invalided home and not returning until 1902.
David Packham was born during 1875 in Hellingly, Hailsham, Sussex.
He attested for service with the Grenadier Guards on 11th November 1895 standing at a commanding 6 Foot 1 Inches tall at the age of 20.
His overseas service, including the Nile Expedition of 1898 in Sudan and the Boer War:
At Home: 11th November 1895 – 27th September 1897
Gibraltar: 28th September 1897 – 18th July 1898
Egypt: 19th July 1898 – 28th September 1898
Malta: 29th September 1898 – 11th January 1899
Home: 12th January 1899 – 20th October 1899
South Africa: 21st October 1899 – 6th January 1899
Home: 7th January 1900 – 11th April 1902
South Africa: 12th April 1902 – 21st July 1902
Home: 22nd July 1902 – 10th November 1902.
He is additionally entitled to the Queen’s Sudan Medal 1898 and the Queen’s South Africa Medal, single bar Belmont