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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 5 years 3 months ago #26894

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I'll start off this thread with the single DCM to Pte Haines, CMR.


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DCM Ed VII (Pte. J. M. Haines, Cape M.R.)

DCM LG 11 October 1901; details London Gazette 3 December 1901: ‘For conspicuous gallantry in the capture of Lotter’s Commando near Pietersburg, Cape Colony, on 5th September 1901.’

Haines was entitled to the Queen’s medal with four clasps for Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal and Wittebergen and the King’s medal with two clasps. Six D.C.M’s. were given to men of the Cape Mounted Rifles for services during the Second Boer War.
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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 3 years 3 months ago #53379

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For sale next week at Dominic Winter


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A group of eight to Paymaster Lieutenant J.A Fletcher, Royal Naval Reserve Late South Staffordshire Volunteers and Cape Mounted Rifles

QSA (3) CC Tr Witt (811. Pte J, Fletcher. Cape Mtd Rifles.),
KSA (2) (811 Pte J.A. Fletcher. Cape Mtd Rifles),
Natal 1906 (1) (811 Cpl J.A. Fletcher. Cape Mtd Rifles.),
1914-15 Star (Asst. Payr J.A. Fletcher, R.N.R.),
British War and Victory Medals (Payr.Lt. J.A. Fletcher. R.N.R.) with M.I.D. Oakleaves,
Coronation Medal 1902,
Volunteer Long Service Medal (3695. Col. Sergt J.A. Fletcher. 1 V.B. S. Staffs),

first and second renamed in large serif capitals
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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 years 7 months ago #57003

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From the next DNW auction, a CGH LS&GC to 475. 1/Cl: Sgt. J. Pearce. Cape M. Rif.


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In case anyone has his QSA (3) CC OFS Tr and KSA (2)?
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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 years 7 months ago #57008

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As always a travesty that the medals were separated.

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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 1 year 2 months ago #63805

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Wow!


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SAGS (1) (1044 Sergt W.M. Turnley 1st Dn Gds)
QSA (2) CC OFS (410 Serjt W.H. Turnley Cape M.R.)
KSA (2) (410 Serjt W.H. Turnley Cape M.R.)
BWM (1st C/W O W.H. Turnley G.M.P.)
Cape LS&GC (410 - Hc-Sgt W.H. Turnley - C.M. Riflemen)

Sergeant Trumpeter on 1879, also appears on FLH QSA roll as an instructor. Sold with a silver cigarette case engraved on front "Presented to Sgt Mjr W.H. Turnley Bt The NCOs & Men Head Qtrs Squad CMR 11.7.07" and a walking stick with fitted plaque engraved "Sergt Major Turnley From Colonel Lukin June 1907", the stick thought to have been made from dried rhino hide but unconfirmed.
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Here is a picture of a meeting of the FAMP / CMR association from 1955.

Its use of first first, second and third to identify the rows is confusing me because it is ambiguous. I am a front, middle and back man!

At Wepener, Oakley Hampton Court served as a corporal and, having enlisted in 1889 he would have been in his 80s in 1955.

In this picture, the third man in the front row could be in his 80s whereas the third man in the back row is much younger.

I presume third = front?

How would you interpret this naming system? Is O H Court from Wepener in this photograph?

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