sticky QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte

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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #3037 by elandslaagte
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Hi All
I am a collector of Q.S.A medals . I have always had a passion to collect medals with the Elandslaagte clasp/s. Like most collectors when starting, you collect any QSA , as time goes you tend to identify an interest in one or two battles.

I grew up in the Talana and Elandslaagte area, hence my interest in the mentioned battles.
I am at a stage in my collecting that I have dedicated my collecting only to the QSA medals with the clasp/clasps to Elandslaagte and partly the Dundee Town Guard.

If any collector wishes to part with any Elandslaagte medal/s I would be willing to consider purchase/ or exchange.

Willing to consider exchanging Q.S.A-Mafeking Town Guard Medal [Mafeking Town Guard] for an Officers medal with clasp/clasp Elandslaagte. Other medals include wounded in action.
My particular interest is the Imperial Light Horse.
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Elandslaagte

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4 years 11 months ago #3050 by djb
djb replied the topic: Re: QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte
Elandslaagte,

That is a fabulous collecting theme (one I can certainly empathise with!) and I wish you well in your search.

Please let us know here how you progress.

Good luck and best wishes,
David

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4 years 11 months ago #3062 by Frank Kelley
Frank Kelley replied the topic: Re: QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte
I am in total agreement with David on this one, Elandslaagte has always been a favorite of mine to, altough, I have not added very much to my collection of late!
I think the last thing I bought was a very nice pair to the 5th Dragoon Guards which I have always felt to be a cheaper alternative to the 5th Lancers.
I last Elandslaagte I bought to the Imperial Light Horse was the QSA to Walter Alexander Harber, but not because of the clasp or unit, but becasue he once served in th MMP and rode in the Jameson Raid!
Good luck with your collecting interests, I like the whole thing as far as Natal goes!

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4 years 11 months ago #3064 by QSAMIKE
QSAMIKE replied the topic: Re: QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte
I guess you could say that Elandslaagte is a fav. of mine also.....

Here is the best one that I have in my collection.....

TATE, F. R.

REG. NO.: 4243
RANK: CORPORAL
REGT: GORDON HIGHLANDERS

BARS: ELANDSLAAGTE, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1) KING'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL USUAL 2 BARS, 4243 SERGEANT GORDON HIGHLANDERS
2) 1914-1918 WAR MEDAL, CONDUCTOR INDIAN ORDNANCE DEPT.
3) INTERALLIED VICTORY MEDAL, CONDUCTOR INDIAN ORD. DEPT.
4) ARMY L.S.C.G., EDWARD VII, STORE SGT. INDIAN ORD. DEPT.
5) SLIGHTLY WOUNDED AT ROOI KOOPIES, 21/08/00

Mike

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Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 1 month ago #3657 by Frank Kelley
Frank Kelley replied the topic: Re: QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte
Hi Elandslaagte
I had forgotton to post this, but do so now, this is Tpr Harber 1st Imperial Light Horse as mentioned, He enlisted at Maritzburg on 25th September 1899 and took his discharge on 12th October 1900.
Best wishes Frank.



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4 years 6 months ago #6036 by djb
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Another Natal anniversary very worthy of commemoration today.




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