Arthur Waldron
5615 Pte. A. Waldron, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

India General Service Medal 1854 clasps Hazara 1891, Samana 1891;
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of
Ladysmith, Laings Nek, Belfast;
King’s South Africa Medal clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.
With eight photocopy pages of service documents. Arthur Waldron enlisted at Kidderminster 6 March 1890 aged 19 years 5
months. Born Droitwich. Occupation labourer. Reverted from lance corporal to private for unspecified misconduct 6 October
1896. Was serving in ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion on board R.I.M.S. ‘Warren Hastings’ when it ran aground and sank off the
island of Reunion on 14 January 1897. Transferred to Army Reserve 25 June 1897. Recalled to army service 13 November
1899. Discharged at Gosport 30 July 1902. Conduct good.  IGS named in upright block capitals indicating it was an official
replacement for the original lost in the sinking of the ‘Warren Hastings.’ 616 IGS, including 63 ‘Warren Hastings’
replacements, and 106 QSAs (104 with KSAs) with these clasp combinations to the regiment.