Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (2) (561 Sapper P. Ryan. Rl. Engineers.; 5725 Pte. S. Ryan. Munster Fus:) both with heavy edge bruising and abrasions, and suspension bars on both at some point altered with clasps removed, therefore good fine
Patrick Ryan was born in Sunderland, co. Durham, in 1875 and attested for the Royal Engineers at Parkhurst, Isle of Wight, on 15 December 1896, having previously served in the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. He served in South Africa during the Boer War from 15 December 1900 to 28 September 1902 (entitled to the clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, and South Africa 1902), and transferred to the Reserve on 15 December 1903. He was discharged on 14 December 1908, after 12 years’ service.
S. Ryan, believed to be the brother of the above, attested for the Royal Munster Fusiliers and served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War, being entitled to the clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, and South Africa 1901.
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