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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 months 1 week ago #69655

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Chris, great to see that put a face to the medal group for Welby. Awesome result to match.
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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 months 1 week ago #69659

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Thanks Gavin.
Always nice to see photos of recipients.

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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 weeks 1 day ago #70858

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Picture courtesy of DNW

QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2493 Pte. L. A. A. Fitzclarence. Cape M.R.)

Lionel Ashley Arthur Fitzclarence was a great-grandson of King William IV, through his eldest (illegitimate) son with Mrs Jordan, George (Earl of Munster).

Lionel’s eldest brother was Brigadier-General Charles Fitzclarence, who won the Victoria Cross at the defence of Mafeking and was killed in action in 1914.
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Quite a disparity in rank between brothers - from Private to Brigadier General...

One wonders if Lionel was a remittance man or, possibly, the blackest of the many sheep?

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Medals to the Cape Mounted Rifles 2 weeks 1 hour ago #70882

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Afternoon


I was lucky to add this to my collection a while ago, and it is a good example of a long service group to a member of the Cape Mounted Rifles, especially with his regimental number being 1.





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That's a really nice group, Jon. Thanks for showing it to us.

Collier was one of the first recipients of the Cape LSGC. His name is on the first list, which was gazetted on 6 December 1897.
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