Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg. 6518 Private G. Hilditch, East Lancashire Regiment EF


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George Hilditch was born in 1877 at Salford, Lancashire, and attested for the East Lancashire Regiment at Manchester on 3 September 1895. He was wounded at Zand River on 10 May 1900, whilst serving with the 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. It was here that a sizable Boer force, over 800 strong, firing from protected positions, attempted to check the British advance north from Bloemfontein to the Transvaal Capital of Pretoria. Invalided to England, Hilditch was disembodied on 30 March 1905; sold with copied service record.