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Medals to the FID 3 months 4 weeks ago #63851

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Bonhams have released the catalogue for the auction including Hunter's group.

A Boer War D.C.M. group of five to Guide A.J.Hunter, Field Intelligence Department,

DC Ed VII (Guide A.J.Hunter. Field Intell: Dept:);
BSACM, Rhodesia 1896 reverse (0) (Corpl A.Hunter. M.R.F.);
CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Sergt.A.J.Hunter. Diam. F Horse.);
QSA (5) Belm MR RoK Paard Tr (Guide A.J.Hunter. Int: Dept:);
KSA (2) (Guide A.J.Hunter. Field Intel: Dept.).

DCM London Gazette 31.10.1902.

For his excellent services to the Department for the whole war. Though troubled by a wound received during the early part of the war, and unable to use one arm, he has hardly missed one day's work. Of unquestionable gallantry and ability.

M.I.D. London Gazette 29.9.1902.


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Estimate is £1,500 - £2,000
Dr David Biggins

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Medals to the FID 3 months 3 days ago #64320

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The group to Hunter just sold for a hammer price of £4,800, total of just over £6,000.
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Medals to the FID 2 months 1 day ago #64901

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Two QSAs in the next Spink sale to the FID

x680 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Guide D. C. Van der Merwe. F.I.D.), minor edge nicks, good very fine and a rare Ex-Burgher’s award £160-200

D. C. Van der Merwe, a native of Senekal, served with the National Scouts, Orange River Colony Volunteers and later the Field Intelligence Department in South Africa. His name appears in The Dynamics of Treason: Boer Collaboration in the S.A. War of 1899-1902, by Albert Grundlingh, as part of Annex 1: List of Ex-Burghers of the late O.V.S. who have served the British Army. Sold with copied F.I.D. roll noting the issue of two Medals and 6 clasps to Van der Merwe and Scout J. L. Bedford on 17 January 1908.

x681 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (Agent H. E. A. Blackburn, F.I.D.), good very fine. £80-£140
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Medals to the FID 2 months 23 hours ago #64921

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Those two estimates do appear a little conservative.

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Medals to the FID 1 month 3 weeks ago #65071

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Hello from Bermuda. Sold for 190 pounds . His name appears on the data base of the Anglo Boer
War Museum , Bloemfontein as one of three “joiners”

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