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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 Infant
  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
  10. Thanks Brian, My first "find" here in almost 2 years. Regards, Will
  11. It is very possible, unfortunately the research available on these helmet flashes are not complete and I have some in my collection that I have not been able to identify.
  12. 1. Military Medal and Bar 2. Queen's South Africa Medal (unnamed medal that came with the group) 3. British War Medal 1914-20 4. Victory Medal
  13. W I have posted some details on this unit in previous posts and this is the third group that I have the privilege to be custodian of. I am busy with deliberate research on the unit and every individual that joined and is listed as being part of this very elite unit. Lance Corporal Frederick Stober joined the South African (Baileys) Sharpshooters on the 27th of June 1916. He was 37 years old and had passed the very stringent selection to become a member of this illustrious unit. Stober was born in Claremont in Cape Town. A carpenter by trade, he was a resident of Kenilworth, Cape Town at the
  14. Thank you. He was a pilot and there is a very good photograph of him in the uniform wearing a white early SAAF Wolseley pattern helmet which I hope to post soon.
  15. The son still has the decorations, medals and other items. The owner of the uniform was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross during World War 2.
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