Queen’s South Africa Medal, four clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902; (6352 L.CORPL: G. JAMES. YORKS: REGT.)
George James was born Lambeth, London, and having worked as a labourer, and seen service with the 3rd Militia Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, with the outbreak of the Boer War, then attested for service at Guildford on 28th August 1900 as a Private (No.6352) with the Yorkshire Regiment. Posted to the 1st Battalion, he saw service in South Africa from 12th April 1902, and was present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal for the final months of the war. Posted home on 12th September 1902, he was then posted out to India from 9th March 1903, and back to South Africa from 16th February 1906, before being posted home on 16th November 1907, having been transferred to the Depot. Attached to the 3rd Battalion from 12th July 1908, he was then transferred to the Army Reserve on 28th August 1908, and fully discharged on 27th August 1912. Medal and clasp entitlement confirmed.