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This was for a Boer to young to serve in the war, but in 1902 he was one of the 25-30 Boers who volunteered to fight in Somalia, he must have been 15 or 16. He then fought in German South West Africa then German East Africa (Invalided out with malaria)

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Okay, not really a Boer.. a South African of Australian origin ;-)

Has a siege of mafeking bar on the QSA, then earned a DSO in South West Africa, and LATER an MC in East Africa.

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Another English speaking South African, this maybe the first wounded South African of the war, blinded in the first skirmish with the Germans.

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Enough for tonight, have to go to bed.

As the rules state, post your ooh's and Ah's, but for nice indepth discussions, we can pull the relevant toys into the relevant forums for discussion and chat.

Gnight all

best

Chris

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Sorry Chris, can't match any of those crackers you have there.

Tony

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WOW, i am bowing in front of the monitor! Simply not enough words to express just how great those are! THANK YOU for posting the pics!

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Forgive me Chris.... But WOW!! Very nice.

A question, what would be a good single reference to get a little history of the Boer War? Hopefully, something that is still easy to obtain. I have to admit this is a conflict I don't know anything about.

Thanks!!

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Chris,

I dont know much about British medals but those are some stunning bars! Thank you for sharing them!

Paul

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Forgive me Chris.... But WOW!! Very nice.

A question, what would be a good single reference to get a little history of the Boer War? Hopefully, something that is still easy to obtain. I have to admit this is a conflict I don't know anything about.

Thanks!!

Hi Jim,

There are a number of good books, mostto be found on Ebay I think.

A good easy read but very intresting none the less is

"Battles of the Boer War" by W. Baring Pemberton

a totally, super classic account from maybe the most famous young Boer is "Commando" by Deneys Reitz, it is his autobiography and was7is very widely acclaimed.

best

Chris

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A South African who served in GermanSouth west Africa, then joined the Royal artillery and lost his legs in France in 1918

Edited by Chris Boonzaier

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Commander of the 14th (kings) Hussars.

Once I bought it I found out he also wrote the regimental history !!! no lack of research info there !!!

Not a South African but I put it here because of the QSA.

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Impressive collection Chris. I've always liked the MC groups, to my non-Brit collecting eyes, it has always been a beautiful cross!

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Guest Darrell

Bloody outstanding ... I've never seen so many MC's and DSO's in one place :love:

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No MC or DSO, but this was from the Light Brigades field artillery battery.

They fired the first shots of the crimean war and actually tried to take part in the charge, but because of the tarrain they had to give it up...

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:catjava: Wow how can any one apart from a museum compeat with that collection i am green with envy

Dan

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Hi Jim,

There are a number of good books, mostto be found on Ebay I think.

A good easy read but very intresting none the less is

"Battles of the Boer War" by W. Baring Pemberton

a totally, super classic account from maybe the most famous young Boer is "Commando" by Deneys Reitz, it is his autobiography and was7is very widely acclaimed.

best

Chris

Another very good complete work is "The Boer War" by Thomas Pakenham.

-Dave

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Another very good complete work is "The Boer War" by Thomas Pakenham.

-Dave

Indeed.. that is a classic, must have one as well.

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