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DCMs for the Boer War 1 year 6 months ago #58558

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The single DCM to G Boyle, Border Horse is on sale on BidorBuy currently.

DCM VR (Pte G Doyle, Border Horse)

Gregor Doyle joined the Border Horse in Durban on 16 Feb 1900. He was severely wounded at Witkop in the Eastern Orange Free State on 7 December 1900 and was discharged on 1 March 1901.

He received a QSA with 4 clasps and could have been an American citizen, seeing that a QSA roll marginal note mentions that the South Africa 1901 clasp was sent to an address in Quincey, Massachusetts, USA.

This is one of the three Boer War DCM’s earned by men of the Border Horse.

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DCMs for the Boer War 1 year 6 months ago #58559

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Four – Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (Edw. VII) Qr. Mr. Serjt. T.H. Bassett, D.E.O. Vol. Rif.; QSA two bars: CC, OFS 30 Q.M. Serjt. T.H. Bassett, D. of E. Own V.R.; KSA two bars: SA’01 & SA’02 Qr. Mr. Sjt.T.H. Bassett, D.E.O.V.R.C.; Volunteer L.S. & G.C. medal (Victoria) Quartermaster Serjt. T.H. Bassett, Duke of Edinburgh’s Volunteer Rifles.
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That's a magnificent group, Rob.
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Thomas Henry Bassett 1 year 6 months ago #58576

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Here is a photograph.

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Another favourite - Samuel Heintjies McCallum



Five – Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)(Edw VII) Serjt. S.H. MacCullum, Kimberley Regt.; QSA three bars: Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal Lieut. S.H. MacCullum, Kimb. Vol. Regt; KSA two bars: South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 Lieut. S.H. MacCullum, Kimb. Vol. Regt; BWM Capt. S.H. MacCullum; Kimberley Star unnamed as issued – missing top suspender.

DCM for Defence of Kimberley – citation not traced.

Colonel Kekewich’s despatch dated 15 February 1900 states:
“Sgt. S.H. MacCullum is deserving of mention for good work.”

McCullum was also Mentioned in Lord Robert’s Despatches of 2nd April 1901.

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Thomas Henry Bassett 1 year 6 months ago #58582

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Rob,

Wonderful, they look even more impressive the second time around.

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