Thanks for reply
Yes I have been very close to making the choice of keeping my marriage or my collection of QSA'S, but fortunately for me I do have an understanding wife after all one day she will have the joy of selling them all?.
I have been lucky regards to most of my QSA-KSA'S in that a found a good proportion some years back its only been the last few years that the price has gone up, so I now seem to focus more on QSA to soldiers from my county of Shropshire and that connection,but if one comes up especially pairs then I might have a go. I find the most appealing aspect on the research side and if any papers can be found, in most cases Boer War papers exist for a good many, and sometimes W.W.1. Papers also.
all the best
I would love to have a tank, but just got know where to park, bad enough trying to park me car outside.
going back to QSA Medals you know doubt have a few missing either one or the other and more likely WWI
I have been lucky in the past to reunite a couple of pairs, but sadly many still await
all the best PHIL
Re your 21165; my old collection included a QSA (wreath to "R" reverse)with clasps CC/OFS/TV impressed to "3345 Pte E.JONES. 2nd Shropshire Lt. Infy". SAFF indicated the recipient was "Killed, Frederickstad, 30 July, railway accident". Was purchased locally in Sydney Mar 1975.
In those days, research was difficult to arrange so I looked up the incident in the original copies of The Times in the State Library of NSW and the edition of August 3, 1900 said that thirteen men,including the engine driver, were killed and thirty nine injured during the derailment; caused by Boers removing some of the rails.
My first collection "went" as a whole in the mid '90's - so I assume that 3345 E. JONES's medal is out there somewhere.