gongz

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  1. Hello I'm particularly interested in the Piet Retief Commando at Tsumeb in GSWA, 1915. My special interest is Sjt DAVIDSON, D.C.M.,a New Zealander who stayed on in SA after serving in the Boer Wars. Any specific info greatly appreciated.
  2. That is the date in the Edinburgh Gazette. In the London Gazette it is 12 Apr 1912, page 2637. Graeme
  3. Just wondering........is the "SHAQMA" clasp real....or just a "phurphy"...... G.
  4. Hi Martin Hope you have his Military Medal, M.M., and trio as well........ G.
  5. Yes But..... He was an Asst Commissioner and had been on a training course in the UK when his award came up. When he got back they told him to go to the stores and pick up his gong. He said "NO - I want somebody to pin it on me" - but they didn't....so some years later he went to the stores (with me) and at last got his medal. Graeme
  6. Hello Dave et al Provenance if this medal is impeccable - obtained same time as VERY senior T& T police officer collected his own from police stores still in original packaging and with "as supplied" ribbon - out of storage bin filled with all sorts, including WW I gongs. Medal newby at the time....should have got more.....ahhhhhhhh those were the days...... Graeme
  7. And then came this...not sure when...maybe 20 years ago....for 18 years....reverse has T & T coat of arms...
  8. Visited recently ! Incredible !.....and I've seen a lot of museums in my time. Soooooo moving.....and the public interest is unbelievable, especially with the young. It's worth visiting just for the colourised photos - I thought they would be pretty bad - I should have known better - PJ does NOTHING by halves. They really are works of art....and so realistic - a whole new insight to WW I Do not miss it. Graeme
  9. I should have been clearer......just awards to Commonwealth African countries.... Graeme
  10. Can you please show the ribbon. I have one of these but I've never seen the ribbon. Any other African medals you might be moving on ? G.
  11. Looks OK to me. Any spare ribbon ? G.
  12. Bonjour Marne PM message sent Thank you
  13. Hi there Many thanks for your reply. Great information. Now all I have to do is find out which grade(s) were awarded to Nerw Zealanders, and then where is the best place to obtain one ! G.
  14. Thanks for your replies. The medals I'm interested in were awarded in early 1921 to New Zealand civilians, in New Zealand, for assistance with French WW I war efforts, particularly for humane responses. There were approx 19 awards made to NZers - mostly to Mayors of main cities, Red Cross and other patriotic committees.
  15. I'm looking for information, photos etc, for these awards - awarded to foreigners for WW I services to France, made in approx 1921. Also interested in purchase. G.