Three: Colour Sergeant H. Britton, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, who was taken prisoner of war at Colesberg, 6 January 1900
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (3361 Sgt H. Britton, 1st Suffolk Regt); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3361 Serjt: H. Britton. Suffolk Regt); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (3361 C. Sjt: H. Britton. Suffolk Regt)
Condition Contact marks therefore GVF
Harry James Britton was born in Sudbury, Suffolk, and attested for the Suffolk Regiment at Colchester in October 1892. He advanced to Corporal in December 1895, and to Sergeant in November 1899. Britton served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa from November 1899 to September 1902, and was taken prisoner of war at Colesberg on 6 January 1900. He rejoined his Battalion on 30 September later that same year, and advanced to Colour Sergeant in May 1904 (awarded L.S. & G.C. in 1911).
Britton was discharged in October 1913, after 21 years service with the Colours. He re-enlisted in the 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment on 1 June 1915, only to be invalided out of service as medically unfit on 2 October 1916.
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