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"Complete List of Bars Awarded for the South Africa Campaign". 3 weeks 3 days ago #71868

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Some few days ago, IL was trawling a local second-hand bookshop and he came across the following title: "The Medal Collector (A guide to Naval, Military. Airforce and Civil awards)" by Stanley C. Johnson. Bearing no printing date, only an introduction dated 1920, the book is in fair condition and cost very little. In the section dealing with the Queen's South Africa Medal, the author concludes by noting: "This medal is seldom reproduced by the counterfeiter, as it is not particularly rare. The bars, however, are frequently imitated, and fairly valuable combinations are simulated by an assembly of false bars with real medals. It is some check on the wiles of the faker to know what particular honours were given to each regiment, and, at the risk of going into detail that may appear tedious, we append a list of the bars awarded to each British regiment".
It should be noted that Johnson derived his "Complete List" from a publication called "The Regiment" dated 3/3/1917. It should also be pointed out that the "Complete List" covers only British regiments by their precedence. Unfortunately, it does not cover RA/RFA/RHA; nor the Colonials. That would have been impractical at the time. What follows reflects IL's very small artistic talent and the limitations of his little SONY (not to mention his desire not to crack the book's binding)-



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"Complete List of Bars Awarded for the South Africa Campaign". 3 weeks 3 days ago #71869

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That's a really useful list. Many thanks, IL.
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"Complete List of Bars Awarded for the South Africa Campaign". 3 weeks 3 days ago #71873

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Thank You IL...... I have been using this list for many years now, it was sent to me by I cannot remember who though...... It is also part of my catalogue as well..... A sample is below...... The medal is highlighted with a back ground colour and the bars he has are highlighted with the same colour..... Mike

Brigade of Guards

Grenadier Guards


Clasps: Cape Colony, Belmont, Modder River, Paardeburg, Orange Free State, Driefontein, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Belfast, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.

078 – 10378 Private Ollenbittle, Henry, 2nd Battalion
1516 – 7827 Private Fleming, T.

Coldstream Guards

Clasps: Cape Colony, Elandslaagte (1), Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Orange Free State, Driefontein, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.

023 – 9574 Private Shield, Thomas (KSA)
153 – 242 Private Copley, James

Scots Guards

Clasps: Cape Colony, Talana (1), Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Orange Free State, Driefontein, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Belfast, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902.

218 – 3155 Private Barfoot, C.H.
465 – 9335 Private Fenney, W.
643 – 1305 Private Barclay, F. (Inc-K.S.A.)

Irish Guards

Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

1473 – 705 Private Donnelly, J. (c/w Bed Plate)
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"Complete List of Bars Awarded for the South Africa Campaign". 3 weeks 2 days ago #71882

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Ian, what a lovely thing, I have never come across a copy before, I suppose it is complete in as far as it goes, but, it does not reflect detachments or odd men, who were issued with medals named to their particular regiment or corps, but, still very nice indeed and very valuable to a collector when published.

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Some few days ago, IL was trawling a local second-hand bookshop and he came across the following title: "The Medal Collector (A guide to Naval, Military. Airforce and Civil awards)" by Stanley C. Johnson. Bearing no printing date, only an introduction dated 1920, the book is in fair condition and cost very little. In the section dealing with the Queen's South Africa Medal, the author concludes by noting: "This medal is seldom reproduced by the counterfeiter, as it is not particularly rare. The bars, however, are frequently imitated, and fairly valuable combinations are simulated by an assembly of false bars with real medals. It is some check on the wiles of the faker to know what particular honours were given to each regiment, and, at the risk of going into detail that may appear tedious, we append a list of the bars awarded to each British regiment".
It should be noted that Johnson derived his "Complete List" from a publication called "The Regiment" dated 3/3/1917. It should also be pointed out that the "Complete List" covers only British regiments by their precedence. Unfortunately, it does not cover RA/RFA/RHA; nor the Colonials. That would have been impractical at the time. What follows reflects IL's very small artistic talent and the limitations of his little SONY (not to mention his desire not to crack the book's binding)-




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IL.

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