Thought you mite like to see a fellow collectors D.I.Y. repair project...…
The Planchet is correct and in perfect condition but the suspension chains and top are missing..... I am glad though that he saved his Tribute Medal.....
The medal is the correct silver medal as issued to returning soldiers and of course it is named...…
LIEUTENANT T. CALLAGHAN, CANADIAN SCOUTS
Mitchell, gave an address at the 6th SA Numismatic Convention in Durban ,5-10 July 1976.
He stated then as follows:
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL: NATAL:
As I have said, the overwhelming majority of the D.C.M.'s awarded to Colonials during the Anglo-Boer War were of the Imperial pattern.
Only two exceptions are known. Abbot and. Tamplin describe a Canadian D.C.M. of the "trophy of arms" Victorian issue, named to Corporal T. Callaghan, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Callaghan was awarded the D.C.M. for services in the Anglo-Boer War, and his name appears in the London Gazette of 27th September, 1901.
The D.C.M.(spelt Gallaghan and in the L.G.) is in the Glenbow Museum where the rest are is unknown.....
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