Transport Medal, EDVII, bar South Africa 1899-1902, officially impressed to “A. Carnochan”, who served as Chief Officer onboard S.S. Orissa during the Boer War.
S.S. Orissa was a British Steamer built in 1895 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, owned by Pacific Steam Navigation Company, Liverpool.
During the war they did many trips back and forth to South Africa transporting the troops. She was later sunk by German Submarine UB-73 years later during WW1 on 25th June 1918.
A. Carnochan is shown on the roll as Chief Engineer on board the ship.
A reasonably scarce Scottish Surname, there are only a few “A. Carnochan” who could have been the right age at the the time
For possible further research, a likely match is Andrew Carnochan, born 1856 in Kirkcolm, Stranraer, Wigtown, Scotland, served in the Royal Navy from 1875-1882 with the rank of Gunner, when he was invalided out of Royal Navy service.
It seems most likely he would have gained employment with his sea experience in the Merchant Navy