Arthur Even John was born in Cardiff, Wales. Arthur was 31 years old and a Law Student and Farmer prior to enlistment. Arthur signed up on June 1901 as a 3rd Class trooper. He had previously served with the 3rd Welsh Mounted Infantry Volunteers for five years.
Arthur spent the below periods in hospital:
– 5th November to 20th of December at 19th general hospital with Dysentery (Severe) with Enema and disability.
– 21st of December to the 30th of December on furlough with Dysentery.
– 2nd of Feb 1903 into hospital in Praetoria with Enteric Fever (Severe), complicated by Malaria (Much Enema and Disability), let out 5th of June 1903.
In February 1902 promoted he was promoted to 1st Class Trooper, and again in November 1902 to Cpl.
Between August 1904 and Feb 1905 he undertook 6 months paid leave, re-engaging for a further 12 months of service in June 1906. He was discharged June 1907, with 6 years of service, remaining in Johannesburg at the Simmer & Jack mine as a Gold Miner.
We have looked to find his 1901/1902 clasp entitlement and it appears they are missing from the medal.
This medal is accompanied by attestment and service documents.