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4 years 5 months ago #6661 by djb
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This is how the QSA suspender was altered.

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4 years 5 months ago #6662 by JustinLDavies
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David,

Thanks for posting but you should also post it on the thread I started on sleepers in the Spink Boer War centenary sale!

I remember the disk and, erroneously as it now turns out, we all thought that it had been converted into a watch fob (aka the National Scouts QSA in the 'hensoppers en joiners' thread).

What a fascinating story. I'll do some digging. Was there an enrolment form for him in the TNA or remarks on the medal or nominal rolls?

It's so wonderful to see such a medal come to life!

Best wishes,

Justin

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4 years 5 months ago #6665 by Brett Hendey
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I have a couple of groups that cover the period from the Boer War to World War II, but the pair shown here stands out because it is an unusual combination of medals.

Frederick Mayfield Sivil was born in Lincolnshire in about 1873. He was a schoolteacher who settled in Durban in about 1897. There he joined the naval militia unit, the Natal Naval Volunteers, which was mobilised at the outbreak of the Boer War. The NNV became part of the Naval Brigade, with some men taking part in the 'Relief of Ladysmith' and others in the 'Defence of Ladysmith'. Sivil was amongst the latter. He was discharged after the Ladysmith siege was lifted and returned to his life as a teacher.

It seems he was not to serve in uniform again and was not on active service in either the 1906 Natal Rebellion or World War I. However, in World War II he "served for at least two years in [a] voluntary organisation in South Africa" that benefitted the local war effort and thereby qualified for the South African Medal for War Service.

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4 years 5 months ago #6667 by munroe
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Dear Brett

wow medals - thanks for showing those off.

I have a few groups that include American Spanish and Mexican wars medals. I will take some pictures and post them because they are really fun to see American and British awards all together.

Munroe

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4 years 5 months ago #6668 by munroe
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Dear Brett

This is interesting one - all the way to 1953 Coronation medal. Worn South African style in front of all his "foreign" medals

Munroe

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