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Re: Help to ID medals, please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 17:47 GMT (UK) »
It looks as if two of his Queen’s South Africa clasps while serving with 3rd Grenadier Guards  were for Cape Colony and SA 1902.

The Sudan Medal was for Khartoum 1896 with 2nd Bn.Grenadier Guards
1898 with the 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards..
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Help to ID medals, please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Fliss,
One option is to contact the Regimental Headquarters of The Grenadier Guards in Wellington Barracks, London. Google should provide the contact details easily enough. I am hazy on what records they have but I think they are the main repository of their Regiment's service records.
Good luck.
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Re: Help to ID medals, please
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 22:10 GMT (UK) »
Just a little extra information.The 3rd Bn Grenadier Guards sailed from Gibraltar on the Ghoorkha on the 25th  October 1899, arriving  at the Cape about the 15th November. Together with the 1st and 2nd Coldstream Guards, and the 1st Scots Guards, they made up the 1st Guards Brigade under Major General Sir HE Colvile.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.


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Re: Help to ID medals, please
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 07 January 21 17:22 GMT (UK) »
A huge Thank you for all the medal information!
I will take your advice and contact Wellington Barracks regarding the Grenadier Guards. It's frustrating that I know next to nothing about his service with them but I had read somewhere that service records pre-WWI are often hard to locate.
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Re: Help to ID medals, please
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 07 January 21 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Back again,

I think I have a winner.....

The Khedive's Sudan Medal:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khedive%27s_Sudan_Medal_(1897)

Although the two end stripes are an orangey colour, the tones won't show on old film - for example, the middle stripe on the British War Medal is also orange and looks very dark grey.

It apparently could include clasps, which is great as your photo shows one, which is perhaps likely to be Sudan.

It looks like he may be wearing it back to front :)

Hope this is of help!

Rockford.

According to my book (Medal Yearbook 2000), the ribbon is 38mm yellow with a broad central deep blue stripe. Symbolising the desert and the River Nile.

There were 15 clasps possible; or none, or as many as 8!

I also think it worn correctly?
Obverse: an oval shield surrounded by flags and a trophy of arms.
Reverse: an elaborate Arabic inscription.
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