My Great Grandfather was Charles Arthur Parkes.
He was in the Coldstream Guards from Febuary 18th 1890 until May 24th 1902.
He was released due to Tuberculosis of the lung.
He held previous service with the 3rd Yorks & Lancs.
His Service number was #8010 and he was appointed Lance Corporal March 02 1900
South African War Medal 1899-1900
with clasps for Belmont, Modder River and Dreifontein.
Could anyone point me to a direction of information on them during the Boer War.
(books - web sites)
I can't come up with anything hard and solid on previuos searches.
I have a rough copy of his Attestation papers that my Father got from the Coldstream Guard a number of years ago.
After his Military career he spent a short stint with the York City Police/ East Riding Constabulary 1902 - 1906.
He passed away in 1906.http://www.stgeorgesharrogate.org/stg30 ... hur_Parkes