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DCMs for the Boer War 2 weeks 6 days ago #62607

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Hi
Having at last "written-up" a DCM group that I bought some 35 years ago, I would like to share it with members of the Forum. It came from the collection of Ken Gibbon and I kept it as he had mounted it in the 1970's



The “Particulars” for Sgt E Haynes’ Mention in Despatches, as per the London Gazette of 18 July 1902, p4601:
“For gallantry under heavy fire at close range, on 29th January, 1902, at Sweethome, Orange River Colony”.
Fortunately, Major General Charles E Knox gave a more detailed account of the event when he forwarded Haynes’ name “for good service” (WO108/141)
“For running out from a place of safety to restrain some of the enemy from firing on the late Pte Tucker, 2/Royal West Kent Regt. who, not having heard or understood an order to hands-up, had fired at a party of Boers who had surrounded Major Lawless, R.A.M.C. Sergt. Haynes was heavily fired at at a range of considerably under 50 yards.”
Sweethome is a farm some 15 km north of the village of Hertzogville

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DCMs for the Boer War 2 weeks 6 days ago #62608

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Great group Henk - do you have his christian name?

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DCMs for the Boer War 2 weeks 6 days ago #62611

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Prices realised for the 4 ABW DCMs sold yesterday.


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DCMs for the Boer War 2 weeks 5 days ago #62619

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Hi Rory
In the 1937Army List it is stated as "Edward" with his date of birth given as 30 August 1875
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DCMs for the Boer War 1 week 6 days ago #62693

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Also posted under "Q" Battery...….
New item on Ebay…….


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DCMs for the Boer War 1 week 5 days ago #62708

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It is described as a 'Q Battery Boer War DCM'. The DCM is for 1901 and for an action after Sanna's Post:

DCM, London Gazette, 27 September 1901, details London Gazette 20 August 1901 (Army Order 15/02) 'For conspicuous gallantry and good service during a Boer attack on a convoy near Mooifontein south of Bethel on 25 May 1901.’

And a buy it now price of only £16,000!

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