Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry Medal 1900-1902, 3rd Battalion, 32455 Private Thomas Scrivens, 109 Yorkshire Company, 3rd Bn Imperial Yeomanry.
Impressed: “34255 PTE. T. SCRIVENS.”
With copy service records.
Earned the Q.S.A., 3 bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA 1901 & SA 1902.
Thomas Scrivens, was a young volunteer from Doncaster born circa 1881.
Enlisted age 20 into the Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry Battalion at Doncaster on 25th February 1901, having stated he had previously served with the 2nd Battalion York and Lancs.
2nd Battalion York and Lancs, unlike the 1st Battalion had missed out on being posted for service in the war, so it appears he took his chance to join the Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry knowing that he would be able to finally go to the war.
Saw service in South Africa during the Boer War from 23rd March 1901 until 23rd August 1902.
Discharged on 23rd August 1902 at Aldershot once the Battalion returned from South Africa, and returned back home to Doncaster.