Boer War Miniature Medal pair to Lord Strathcona's Horse, KIA WW1 as Captain, KOSB, Father a Famous Archdeacon / Missionary
The pair of miniature dress medals named to Private A. J. M. Shaw, Lord Strathcona's Horse
Queen's South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Orange Free State, Belfast, Natal (A. J. Shaw); King's South Africa Medal 1901-02, 1 clasp, South Africa 1901 (A. J. M. Shaw), contemporarily engraved naming,
Good very fine condition.
Alexander James Macintosh Shaw was born in Tokyo, Japan to Archdeacon Alexander Croft Shaw and Mary Ann Cattell. His father was born in Toronto and was descended from a noted Scottish Military Family and became an important Missionary serving mainly in Japan and China (see link below). He served with Lord Strathcona's Horse in South Africa.
Alexander J.M. Shaw's full-size awards were delivered to him in 1906 whilst he was serving with the Peking Syndicate, Chias-Tzo, North China; with medal roll confirmation of attribution and a few service papers, listing his occupation in 1900 a Surveyor.
Alexander James Mackintosh Shaw graduated from Oxford University, and married Eve Grace Woodroffe. Alexander was subsequently killed in action during the Battle of the Somme near Beaumont-Hamel, France on 9th July 1916. His name is commemorated on the memorial to allied soldiers of the First World War at the Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery. He was at that time serving in the British Army as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers.