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  1. It looks like it could be a cast copy, I have never seen an M.B.E. in condition like that, all the 'pitting' has revealed some sort of base metal underneath the silver? It should be solid .925 silver so there should be nothing to see underneath but more silver. Also the ribbon is modern and nylon, with an unrelated box, which is a civil box and should be a military issue box. Unfortunately anyone could have done the engraving at any time and without any original documentation or provenance it is hard to confirm, he is certainly missing his 1914 Star trio for his WW1 service which was issued to him in 1922.
  2. If it is correct the unit part will be impressed exactly as "2nd Batt. Grenad. Guards." or "3rd Batt. Grenad. Guards." At the time of the battle the two battalions present of the "Grenadier Guards" were known officially as the 2nd & 3rd Battalions, 1st Foot Guards. Then by the time the medal was issued the medals were all impressed with their new title of Grenadier Guards.
  3. His full service records are available online on Findmypast.com at this link if you can gain access: Findmypast Service Record for 1775 James McCue 2nd Scottish Rifles Upon his discharge in 1889 his role was as his Company's Pioneer, the South Africa Medal, bar 1879 was his only medal earned, he had plenty of the usual ailments over his career, during his service in Calcutta around 1880 he received an accidental slight wound on duty from a local.
  4. That is the distinctive entitlement of a Fusilier from "Barton's Fusilier Brigade" they are the only people (apart from a few outliers) who got Relief of Mafeking & Ladysmith, its a small unit comprised of 27 men from the 2nd Royal Fusiliers, 20 men from 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers, One Officer & 25 Men from 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers and One Officer & 25 men from 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers. You can check which Fusiliers from those units received the DCM and cross check the Q.S.A. rolls, there will only be very few to earn those bars.
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    Waterloo Medal

    Hi reyes! Just found this post do you dtill have the medal and is it for sale? Please let me know Also can supply a steel clip and ring as it should have originally Best regards les R
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