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A Boer War D.C.M. group of five awarded to Sergeant Major W. Marsden, Royal Field Artillery
Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. officially named to: 5781 Serjt:- Maj: W. Marsden. R.F.A.

Queens South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Transvaal officially named to: 5781 S. Major. W. Marsden. R.F.A.

Kings South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 Named to: 5781 S. Major. W. Marsden. R.F.A. Renamed.

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse officially named to: 5781 By Q.M. Sgt: W. Marsden. R.A.

Army Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. officially named to: Serjt: Maj: W. Marsden. R.A.

Light contact marks, generally very fine.

D.C.M. London Gazette 27 September 1901.
William Marsden was born in Sheffield in 1857 and attested for the Royal Field Artillery at Nottingham on 11 December 1877. Posted to the 3rd Brigade as a Gunner, he served with the 64th Field Battery in India from 4 February 1887 to 12 December 1888, and in South Africa during the Boer War from 6 November 1899 to 17 September 1902, with the rest of his service being at home. He was advanced Battery Quartermaster Sergeant on 1 July 1889, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 75 of 1896. He received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry in South Africa during the Boer War, and was discharged on 10 December 1903, after 26 years’ service. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, together with an annuity of £10, in January 1905, and saw further service during the Great War as an Army Pensioner Canteen Steward with the Territorial Forces. He died on 4 October 1918, and is buried under a C.W.G.C. headstone in Ladywell Cemetery, London.

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