QSA / KSA & Army LS & GC Private. G. Sharp. Royal Inniskilling Fusilie

QSA / KSA & Army LS & GC Private. G. Sharp. Royal Inniskilling Fusilie

Code: 51794

295 £395.00 Approx $501.27, €456.65

Three: Private G. Sharp, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Orange Free State (3344 Pte. G. Sharp, 1: Rl: Innis: Fus:) clasps mounted in this order, unofficial rivets between last two clasps; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3344 Pte. G. Sharp. Innis: Fus:); Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (3344 Pte. G. Sharp. Innis: Fus.) edge bruising and contact marks

Condition  fine


George Sharp was born at Brighton, Sussex, on 1 March 1873, and enlisted into the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Portsmouth on 8 August 1890, aged 18 years 5 months, a footman by trade. He was discharged at Omagh on 7 August 1911, on termination of his 2nd period of engagement. His discharge papers confirm service in South Africa from November 1899 to February 1903, the Queen’s medal with five clasps and the King’s medal with two clasps, and also L.S. & G.C. medal with gratuity of £5 per Army Order 73 of 1 April 1910. He enlisted into the Royal Marines at Brighton on 17 June 1918, and actually served in France from July 1919 to May 1920, but clearly not entitled to any medals. He was demobilized on 9 May 1920