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sabrigade last won the day on February 26 2012

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  1. Hi Lynn, My apologies for the belated response, I am currently in Bangui in the Central African Republic where I do not have regular access to the internet and will be travelling again soon and I should then be online more often. Can you provide a copy of the newspaper article please? The information I have is what I managed to find out about him in the Defence Archives do any additional information would be very welcome. Regards, Will
  2. Thanks Owain, Unfortunately, it is not named. Regards, Will
  3. The medal arrived safely in Juba on Saturday. Thank you all for the advice and assistance. Regards, Will
  4. I think many of the senior officers present may have had similar items which would have been kept in the rear areas during the offensive. I am also fortunate to have General Lukin's "batman's" medals who served with him in this capacity in the Anglo-Boer war and also the 1914 rebellion and German South West Africa campaign. Lukin went so far as to get parliamentary permission for his man to accompany him to the Western Front as a member of the South African Mounted Rifles and he therefore kept his regular status in the Union Defence Force and he did not attest in the 1st South African Infantry Brigade.
  5. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-3034-0-01412500-1383892149.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-3034-0-84920100-1383892033.jpg Documentation and other items from the suitcase relating the opening of the Delville Wood memorial in 1926.
  6. Thanks Brett, Part of our responsibility is to preserve our proud military heritage. Regards, Will
  7. http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-3034-0-18464500-1383807600.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2013/post-3034-0-27916700-1383807583.jpg As stated by Chris, the quality is of a very high standard.
  8. I was very fortunate to have obtained these items approximately ten years ago. The hallmarks on the items indicate production at the time of the Anglo-Boer War which further suggests that this suitcase was with the General throughout the Boer War, 1906 rebellion and the German South West Africa campaign. He also attended the Delville Wood memorial inauguration in 1926 and was the representative for the German South West African campaign veterans. The suitcase contained a number of items from the inauguration which included menus, seating plans and other items.
  9. Thanks Brian, They do come up but research is obviously paramount. This is another Sandfontein P.O.W. in the collection, he does appear on the official casualty return after the battle. Regards, Will
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