Trio: Queen's South Africa Medal 1899 (type 3 reverse); British War Medal 1914-18; Victory Medal 1914-19. 5545 Corpl: W.Swepstone. (note incorrect spelling) Bedford Regt. on first medal, 1883 Cpl W C Swepston 3/F.A.B. A.I.F. on second medal, 1883 Cpl W.C,.Swepston 3 F.A.B. A.I.F. on last medal. All medals impressed. Display mounted, fine.
Entitled to QSA clasps, Transvaal, Orange Free State and South Africa 1902, also entitled to 1914-15 Star.
William Charles Swepston, labourer, born 04Jun1881 at Bedford, England; Enl.08Nov1896 in 2nd Bedfordshire Regt; served in East Indies 17Sep1897 to 10Feb1902 and in South Africa 11Feb1902 to 10Feb1903; Disch.07Jan1908; WWI: Enl.17Aug1914 at Blackboy Hill Camp, WA, in AIF; Emb.26Oct1914; to Bombardier 22Jan1916; TOS 21 Howitzer Bty 06Mar1916; to L/Cpl 05May1916; to 3 FAB 15May1916; to Cpl 18Jun1916; WIA 20Dec1916 GSW spine and left leg, France; RTA 16Sep1918 per D22 Submarine Guard Duty; Disch.01May1919; Died 04Nov1961; Buried at Karrakatta Cemetery, WA.
With copy of service file and photos of family grave and last house of residence.