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The Endley Collection : Part 3 : Family and Miscellaneous

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ENTRANCE TO THE FAMILY ROOM AND DISPLAY

I started my interest in collecting at a very age young age. The family influence on matters military encouraged me to become a proffessional soldier and officer in the South African Army. The following photographs are of items that have been with me and part of my life for many years.

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PORTRAIT OF MY GRANDFATHER: SARGEANT WILLIAM WALLACE

My grandfather was a 17 year old veteran of the 1922 strike in Johannesburg and was a member of the Transvaal Scottish Regiment. During WW2 he saw service in North Africa and Italy.

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FRAME THAT SHOWS PTE WALLACE'S SERVICE IN 1922 IN JOHANNESBURG. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE ORIGINAL AND WERE PART OF MY INHERITANCE.

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FRAME TO ONE OF THE STRIKE LEADERS IN THE 1914 AND 1922 STRIKES IN JOHANNESBURG

George Mason was a very prominent strike leader during the 1922 strike. The frame contains a pocket watch given to him for services rendered to the Labor Movement of South Africa.

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MILITARY AND PARA-MILITARY UNITS THAT SERVED IN THE 1922 STRIKE

This is a collection of all the Regiments and Arms of Service, including the South African Police, that were mobilised and fought in Johannesburg when martial law was declared in 1922. The collection includes a rare South African Air Force badge that was only used in 1922.

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MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S MEDALS FOR SERVICE IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR 1899-1902 - BURGER WILLIAM WALLACE

My great-grandfather fought, as a Scot, for the Boers as part of the Irish Brigade. This is one of very few medals to this scarce unit. He was wounded in the Natal campaign and spent nearly three years as a P.O.W.

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SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE FORCE DEATH PLAQUE: MY LATE UNCLE

My late uncle, Candidate Officer Michael Zeller, was a Reserve Pilot in the South African Defence Force. He was killed in a flying accident in 1981.

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SOME OF MY GRANDFATHER'S WW2 UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

The uniform on the right is a dress uniform to a Sargeant in the Special Service Battalion. The equipment used was the standard British Pattern 37 webbing.

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THE 6TH SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOURED DIVISION AND 24TH INDEPENDENT GUARDS BRIGADE GROUP

My grandfather was part of this famous division which fought under General Mark Clark during the Italian campaign. The Guards Brigade Group was under the command of the Division.

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BOMBADIER LIONEL ENDLEY WW2 MEDAL GROUP

This medal group was given to me by my uncle a few years before his death at the age of 94.

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I am not often one to comment on individual collections here on the forum but I have to congratulate you on another superb collection and some of the best methods of display I have ever seen in any collection, be it private or public. Quite simply stunning.

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SPECIAL SERVICE BATTALION UNIFORMS AND POLO STYLE WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN PITH HELMET

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ORIGINAL INSPECTION LAYOUT PHOTOGRAPH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S INSPECTION STANDARDS FOR THE SPECIAL SERVICE BATTALION THAT WAS WELL-KNOWN FOR IT'S VERY STRICT DISCIPLINARY STANDARDS

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I AM NOW AN OFFICIAL MILITARY SUN HELMET COLLECTOR AFTER PURCHASING THE EXCELLENT BOOK BY PETER AND STUART ON THE SUBJECT

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