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(Alfred) John Bosworth
Military Records



Signature from Short Service Attestation

John, baptised Alfred John, gave his place of birth as Desborough in his short service attestation, but he was baptised in Islington just 6 weeks after he was born and his parents gave his place of birth as "St Lukes" in London in the 1881 and 1891 censuses.

He served with the Militia in South Africa for two years and was awarded the Queen's South African Medal, with clasps for Wittebergen & Cape Colony, and the King's South Africa Medal 1901-02. shows images of the Queen's medal and the reasons for the award of the clasps.

John was discharged as medically unfit after a few months in the Army (no details are given of his condition).