South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9,(Sergt. J. A. Fiveash, C.M. Rifles) Cape of Good Hope General Service 1880-97, 1 clasp, Basutoland. (Sergt. Maj. J. A. Fiveash. C.M. Rifn.) S/Mjr. J. A. Fiveash. Cape Mounted Rifles.
Served with the Cape Mounted Rifles and is listed as having been slightly wounded on the 19th October 1880 at Kalabani as a member of the Auxiliary Forces of The Cape of Good Hope.
On the Q.S.A. roll he is listed as Chief Constable awarded a no clasp medal on the Attorney Generals Ministerial Division medal roll.
He served as a Captain in the Swallendam Town Guards 1901. The medal not present.