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Can anyone help decipher some handwriting? 1 week 6 days ago #66249

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Hi all, I am struggling to read the handwriting on Sgt.M T Smithwick's entry in the Border Scouts KSA Medal roll . Any help will be appreciated. thanks



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Natal Mounted Police
Discharged with ignominy
9 February 1901
Cape Police District I

Discharge with ignominy suggests he did something very wrong.

The writing before the number says the medal was returned to the depot 9 January 1907, usually because the man could no longer be contacted
Dr David Biggins
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The marginal notation looks like "Discharged with ignominy, 9.3? 01 Cape Police (District) 1".
The other lines appear to read "Kings Medal returned to A.O.O.S 9.1.07 not entitled. ". "Medal and clasps CC 01-02 awaiting issue. No address." The "yes" appears to relate to a clasp entitlement.
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Thanks for the info. Really helpful.

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