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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 79

Three: Private H. Reeder, Rifle Brigade

British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Rhodesia 1896, no clasp (1204 Pte. H. Reeder 4/Rif...); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill (1204 Pte. H. Reeder. Rifle Brigade.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (1204 Pte. H. Reeder. Rifle Brigade.), obverses heavily polished, thus fair, very fine (3)

Approximately 30 B.S.A.C. Medals issued to the 4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, who formed No. 4 Section of the Rifle Company, Mounted Infantry Battalion in Rhodesia. At least four of the groups which include this Medal are known to exist in the Regimental Museum, including that to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir A. V. Jenner, Bt., C.M.G., D.S.O..

Horace John Reeder was born at Shoreditch on 16 September 1872 and went into Shap Street School in August 1880. A bootmaker by trade, he joined the Rifle Brigade on 29 April 1891, at that time having been serving in the 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.

He served in South Africa from 2 May 1896-22 June 1897 (Medal without clasp) and thence from 28 October 1899-9 September 1902 during the Boer War. In that latter campaign Reeder served with the Mounted Infantry. He died in June 1948; sold together with copied research.

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