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Congratulations on your find.  I opened this thread at the beginning - 2012!  I had an interest in bronze medals because of a life long passion for the old British Indian Army. 

Even back in 2012, however, someone was expressing concerns over the naming on a bronze BWM, which I brushed aside.  He went on to say that the bronze medals were being reproduced / faked / 'improved' with added naming.  It is ironic in the extreme that the 'lesser awards' are now more desirable to some because of rarity value.  My reaction to the bronze awards to Labour Corps and so on has always been 'The all bled red'.  Glad to see others share an interest in the 'also served' units and individuals.


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I tried for a number of years this century to have the authorities post 1994 rectify the previous non-issue of the Bronze BWM to the Union of S.Africa members of the SANLC or their  descendants . Unfortunately no result


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alas all back african casualties did not receive medals or plaques for WW1 campaigns. it could be a worthy cause for be BLM to take up but I doubt if they would be interested.



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