Joseph Read
5715 Gnr. J. Read, Royal Marine Artillery, H.M.S. Monarch.
With five photocopy pages of
service details and a
photocopy of the medal roll
page. Joseph Read enlisted at
Spring Gardens, London 18
November 1895 aged 18 years
3 months. Born Bethnal Green,
London 13 August 1877.

Occupation van guard.
Discharged 18 November
1907. Character very good.

Only 143 four clasp QSAs to
the Naval Brigade and only 39
to the Royal Marines.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Belmont,
Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein.