FINE BOER WAR/WW1 LONG SERVICE GROUP OF SIX TO PEARSON-KINGS ROYAL RIFLE CORPS-MISSING-TAKEN PRISONER AT FARQUHARS FARM
Queens South Africa Medal (3rd type reverse)
clasps: CAPE COLONY/TALANA/ORANGE FREE STATE/TRANSVAAL
Kings South Africa Medal, clasps SOUTH AFRICA 1901/SOUTH AFRICA 1902
1914 Star trio,
Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal(George V) All named to: PTE. J. PEARSON. K.R.R.C. (Cpl on WWI pair 2/K.R.R.C on Star)
Medals fine to good very fine, contact wear on first two-K.S.A. has edge bruises and has been ebrasively cleaned at some time on edge, naming not affected. Staining on Star and Victory medal.
Boer War casualty roll states: he was "missing" -released at Farquhars FarM 30th October 1899.
Find My Past states that he was taken Prisoner of War at at Farquhars Farm, and released on 06/06/1900-this would explain the lack of a "Defence of Ladysmith" clasp.
John Pearson was born at Everton, Liverpool around 1877.He attested for the King's Royal Rifle Corps on the 18th August 1897,having served in the Boer War,
he next saw active service during WW1, arriving in France on 22/08/1914.He was wounded 09/04/1916 (gunshot wound to hand) He received his Long Service Medal on 10/01/1918.He later served with the Labour Corps and the 43rd Royal Fusiliers, being discharged on the 26/03/1920 having served 22 years and 221 days. A good set of extensive papers available online. Medals and clasps confirmed on papers and Medal rolls.