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Any one good at identifying medals?

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Any one good at identifying medals?

Posted: 4 Sep 2008 8:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 May 2012 4:02PM GMT
Surnames: Hainsworth
This is my first time on the boards, but I was hoping some here could help point me in the right direction.

My Grandfather gave me this photo of my Great-great Grandfather before he died. I was told that he'd been a "Buff" and fought in the Boer War, but as he was born in 1846 we doubt it was the (1899-1902) War.

I'm starting to think the verbal history is wrong. I thought my best way forward might be to identify the medals in this photo...except they don't look like any medals I've seen on military websites. They seem to have very distinctive shapes.

Does anyone recognise them? If nothing else, can I be sure they aren't from the Boer War?

We believe the photo is of:

John 'Jack' Hainsworth
b. 1846 in Yorkshire

We've also found him in every census (1851-1901). He was a Weaving Overlooker by trade.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

EDIT 2012 - Photo removed
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kittykateuk 4 Sep 2008 2:52PM GMT 
dannybou 11 Sep 2008 12:27AM GMT 
kittykateuk 11 Sep 2008 10:02AM GMT 
JeffH01 17 Sep 2008 6:02PM GMT 
kittykateuk 17 Sep 2008 7:26PM GMT 
JeffH01 19 Sep 2008 2:32PM GMT 
kittykateuk 21 Sep 2008 8:11PM GMT 
kittykateuk 21 Sep 2008 8:16PM GMT 
JeffH01 22 Sep 2008 9:09AM GMT 
JeffH01 22 Sep 2008 9:45AM GMT 
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