24 July 2016

Medals sought: 7896 Pte William Reid, 2nd A&S Highlanders

I completed some research for a client this week who would dearly love to trace her grandfather's medals and, if possible, a photograph of him. 

William Reid served with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and was entitled to a QSA with clasps for Transvaal and South Africa 1902 (7896 W Reid) . He also served during the First World War and earned a 1914 Star (7896 Pte W Reid, 2nd A&S Highlanders) claiming his clasp and roses in May 1921, and the British War and Victory Medals (201536 Pte W Reid, A&S Highlanders).

William Reid was born in 1882 and served almost continuously in the regiment between 1900 and 1919 when he re-enlisted with the Royal Engineers (613164) presumably to complete 21 years and qualify for a pension. 

Please contact Heather Fuller at hmafuller001@hotmail.co.uk if you are able to assist.


  1. Rather frustrating when you can't find the originals. My great grandfather also served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Perhaps she might be better off getting some die copies until she gets lucky and the originals resurface.

  2. Maybe, although personally I always think modern reproductions are poor substitutes. My preference personal would be to buy contemporary medals to a man with the same entitlement.


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