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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 9 months ago #48086

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Hi
Hamilton's DCM, QSA & KSA sold for £17/-/- at Glendinings in Sept 1961 as part of Lot 268.
It is interesting that his published MiD (LG 10/09/1901 p5949 Roberts : up to end Nov 1900) pre-dates Magersfontein.
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 9 months ago #48087

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Henk Loots wrote: It is interesting that his published MiD (LG 10/09/1901 p5949 Roberts : up to end Nov 1900) pre-dates Magersfontein.


Henk - excuse me, what do you mean "pre-dates Magersfontein"?
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 8 months ago #48440

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Dated DCM to W T Adams, Rifle Brigade




Pictures courtesy of DNW

DCM VR (9520 Pte. W. T. Adams, 2nd Rifle Brigade 23-2-00) officially impressed naming
Minor edge bruise, otherwise nearly extremely fine £1400-1800

DCM LG 19 April 1901; Army Order 163 of 1901; details London Gazette 8 February 1901: ‘23 February [1900] - Gallantry in repeatedly carrying wounded to dressing stations under very heavy fire.’
Dr David Biggins
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 8 months ago #48456

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As this post is the most Boer War DCM's I have ever seen I thought I would be able to make a definitive statement on the change over from Trophy of Arms to Edward V11 obverses. But no -looking at the Gazettal dates there appears to be a mix as late as September 1901- they must have had considerable stock of Trophy of Arms DCM's at the Mint or where ever they were held when the war started.

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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 8 months ago #48466

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George,

From the DSOs issued for the Boer War, it would seem there were many VRI cypher DSOs left over when Queen Victoria died and these were issued into the first part of Edward's reign. It appears it was a similar cased with the DCMs.

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David
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 8 months ago #48468

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I can't help with the date, but as David said I think there was no date as such, they just used up old stock.

On this site somewhere I started a thread looking at the South African unit issues, and it was about 40ish percent Victorian to 60% Edward I think.

For British units it was about 50/50, based on an article a few years ago in the OMRS Journal.

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