South Africa Boer War and Great War October 1914 Battle of Armentieres casualty group awarded to Private T. Mailley, surname also spelt Mailey, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, formerly 4th Volunteer Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlande

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South Africa Boer War and Great War October 1914 Battle of Armentieres casualty group awarded to Private T. Mailley, surname also spelt Mailey, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, formerly 4th Volunteer Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Boer War when present on operations in the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State. Later serving with the regular army, he was present out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 15th August 1914, and was then killed in action during the Battle of Armentieres on 14th October 1914.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901; (5310 PTE T. MAILEY, ARG: & SUTH: HIGHRS:); 1914 Star with copy Clasp; (9035 PTE T. MAILLEY. K.O.SCO: BORD.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (9035 PTE. T. MAILLEY. K.O.SCO.BORD.) Together with a related Royal Life Saving Society Proficiency Medal in Bronze, reverse engraved: ’T. Mailey, June 1945’, this complete with top brooch and bar dated 1946.

Thomas Mailley, surname also spelt Mailey, was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, where he lived, and then enlisted into the British Army Militia, seeing service as a Private (No.5310) with the 4th Volunteer Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, during the Boer War in South Africa, he was present on operations in the Cape Colony and the Orange Free State. Having then enlisted into the Regular Army at Glasgow, Mailley went on to see service during the Great War as a Private (No.9035) with the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, being present out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 15th August 1914, and killed in action during the Battle of Armentieres on 14th October 1914. Having no known grave he is commemorated by name on the Le Touret Memorial. note difference in spelling of surnames, though this checks out, first with suspension rod bent and slack suspension, otherwise Very fine