I can assure you, in my particular case, that rumors of any American friends whatsoever, are quite untrue and have no foundation in fact at all, but, that just on it's own, as a QSA, is a good scarce medal and while they do appear for sale here, it is certainly not a frequent occurrence, I hope tomorrow, brings with it, some rewards.
My Murray's Horse should be here any day now - it's being brought "home" by a friend in Australia's wife. Going purely on the photos provided on ebay on which I based my decision to buy, the naming looks exactly the same which is a relief.
The Murray's Horse QSA to B Varty has at last arrived back in the land of its origin after a lengthy sojourn down under
Named to B Varty researching this one was always going to be challenging but, thanks in the main to David B's list of D Squadron men earlier in this thread and a bit of sleuthing with the Varty family, I have been able to determine that the Boyd Varty to whom the medal was issued was in fact Thomas Boyd Varty, one of the many sons of the patriarch by the same name.
More about the chap anon but for now I am very happy that the medal and the naming all check out.