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QSAMIKE last won the day on August 10 2011

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    Collector of South African War (1899-1902) in all aspects, Medals, Badges, Books, China all Collectables with regards to the Boer War......

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  1. Take a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Prince_Arthur,_Duke_of_Connaught_and_Strathearn#Orders,_decorations_and_medals Mike
  2. Czack…... If you are really into the QSA and the Boer War my suggestion is that you take a look at or even possibly join th following forum...... www.angloboerwar.com Mike
  3. For your information..... Here you go all 26 bars...... Mike
  4. Good Morning Peter...... The bars on the QSA can be confusing with the exception of the 1901 and 1902 bars they are straight forward ….. The Army Order reads: A clasp, "South Africa 1901" to all who served in. South Africa between January 1st 1901, and December 31st, 1901, both dates inclusive, a clasp "South Africa 1902" to all who served in South Africa between January 1st, 1902 and May 31st, 1902, both days inclusive. To read it literally if you served One day you rec'd the bar..... A number of men volunteered to stayed in SA after their original Imp. Yeo. units went home after their 1 year service and were used as a core of experienced people to new units that came from the UK..... And I quote: Second Contingent. Spring 1901. 16,597 men, of which only 655 re-enlisted from First Contingent, formed in UK, some forming new companies, others replenishing old companies as they returned from South Africa. Apr 1901. As the First Contingent Imperial Yeomanry returned from South Africa, the part-time Yeomanry Cavalry in the UK were reorganised as 'Imperial Yeomanry' in mounted infantry regiments of 596 all ranks (four squadrons and a machine gun section). They were equipped with carbines and bayonets, but swords were later permitted for certain ceremonial and escort functions. Some of the new regiments were raised from South African veterans. Third Contingent. Dec 1901. 7,239 men arrived in South Africa 1902. The last contingent of Imperial Yeomanry from South African War were disbanded. The Yeomanry were integrated into the Territorial Force, dropping the 'Imperial' title, and many reverted to their traditional cavalry roles. Since your man was commissioned I would think he stayed behind or joined the second contingent.... Mike
  5. First name(s) Eric George Last name Jeffreys Service number 14560 Rank Lance-Corporal Regiment 20 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry Year 1899-1902 Biography - Event detail Wounded Severely on 16/09/1900 at Hekpoort Event unit 20 Battalion Imperial Yeomanry Gazetteer [2526: 2554-2737] a farm and postal agency in the South African Republic (Krugersdorp district; Gauteng), 25 km north of Krugersdorp. At the time of the war, the route from Krugersdorp* to Hekpoort was through Zeekoehoek*. Burghers from the area formed themselves into a commando. In an effort to contain the commando of Asst Cmdt-Gen J.H. de la Rey, Maj-Gen R.A.P. Clements' column moved from Commando Nek (1)* down the valley of the Magalies River (often referred to as the Hekpoort Valley) to Hekpoort on 3 September 1900 and patrolled the surrounding Magaliesberg* and Witwatersberg in the following months. In December 1900, the forces of Lt-Gen Sir J.D.P. French and Maj-Gen R.A.P. Clements joined forces at Thorndale* in the Hekpoort Valley to expel some of de la Rey's commandos northwards through Breedts Nek*. On 30 July 1901 during a routine sweep a patrol of four men of the 1st Dragoons were captured in rough and broken country. HMG III pp.235 and 498 (map no.38),IV p.21 (map no.59). WO108-372 Event source SAFF Country Great Britain Literary references The National Archives WO128. Imperial Yeomanry, Soldiers' Documents, South African War. Notes [The National Archives WO128. Imperial Yeomanry, Soldiers' Documents, South African War.] QSA Clasps: CC,OFS,T,SA01 Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902 Category Military Service & Conflict Subcategory Boer Wars
  6. There was a complete original set for sale on Echo Bay about 10 years ago with a Buy-it-Now price of $15,000.00 US..... I was thinking of buying the set but had to check with S.W.M.B.O. and by the time I got back to my computer they were sold..... It was on less than an hour..... A reprint is available from the Naval and Military Press..... Mike
  7. I was also thinking a Walt but was not sure as have seen some odd groups in the past (i.e. a WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class, and a Military Medal for WW1 all issued to the same man and before you ask yes it was verified...... Mike
  8. No the British wear all their medals in one row..... With the exception of Orders of course..... I still think that this is a Royal Household Group.... Mike
  9. Looks like a group that would be worn by a member of the Royal Household...... Mike
  10. Hello Dom..... The way that I read the document..... The signature of the officer is for his position not Leonard's...… In some cases an officer did other jobs along with his official position..... It was interesting to see that the GSW to the head was actually to the Eye as stated in another document..... Mike
  11. Well I think that the L.S., M. is his rank Leading Seaman, (Mechanical)….. Mike
  12. Looks like a sports medal and my guess is as follows..... Last name Harris, and Pairs for Rowing, Cox. for Coxswain..... Mike
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