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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 1 week ago #62825

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He has one KSA entry and two QSA entries; one for QSA (5) and this for QSA (6)


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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 1 week ago #62826

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I first posted this single DCM three years ago. It is still on offer at £3,500. His full entitlement is:

[MC]
DCM (3513 LSGT A COLLIER 18TH HUSSARS)
[QSA]
[KSA]
[1914 Star]
[BWM]
[VM]
[LS&GC]


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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 6 days ago #62831

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Guide A.J.Hunter's DCM recommendation is shown in the Buxton book as - "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". MiD LG 29/7/02 and DCM LG 31/10/02.
I can't find an entry in Palmer for Guide A.J.Hunter being wounded; nor is there any entry for him in Buxton's alphabetical list. Which does not, of course, mean that his wounding never happened!
Re the naming on the CGHGSM, I have never seen one named that way. A late issue?
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 6 days ago #62833

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Hunter's CGHGSM was issued early in 1905 so it is "Cape Naming"
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 3 days ago #62853

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Thank you for that information, IL and Henk.

Do you have a view how frequently upside down naming is seen on the CGHGSM?. It is very rare on QSAs in my experience.

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DCMs for the Boer War 3 months 3 days ago #62855

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There is a roll of the Cape nsmed ones that I think Henk has.
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