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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 2 hours ago #64883

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George, Rory and interested forum members
I was certainly reasonably active on the OZ QSA scene between mid 70's until early 90's - and that included buying on occasion from the Regal Coins list (Victoria) and the then-regulars in Sydney - and I certainly never heard of such an "M.I.D." emblem. Moreover, I never heard of them until viewing Noble's 121 auction. Such an emblem is not mentioned in "Australians Awarded" 13th edition by Johnson. It may well be that these emblems were available only in a certain catchment?
It is a pity that no contemporary M.I.D. emblem was awarded to deserving members of the SAFF, 1899-1902. However, there was not. They had to be content with a "mention' in the LG.
What follows is only a personal opinion. Spread across my collection are medals to a number of officers and men who were granted recognition by an LG mention. I would not place those "M.I.D." emblems on them.
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DCMs for the Boer War 1 month 3 weeks ago #64994

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Nel Militaria have this RE DCM for sale:

DCM VR (22907 Sapper J Parsons Rl: Engnrs:)
QSA (5) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Diamond Hill, Belfast (22907 Sapr J Parsons R.E) engraved

According to the QSA/KSA roll for the Royal Engineers, Parsons' DCM was awarded for Paardeberg. Indications are that he was part of the men, all from 1st Field Troop, under Maj Hunter-Weston who destroyed a railway culvert near Karee Siding on the night of 13 March 1900 (1 officer and 5 men, including Parsons, mentioned in London Gazette 8 February 1901, page 846). This exploit later led to the capture by the British at Bloemfontein of 25 locomotives and 108 coach trucks.

Parsons was taken prisoner at Sannas Post on 3 March 1900, sent to Waterval Camp near Pretoria and released on 6 June 1900.

He was mentioned in the despatch of Lord Roberts of 31 March 1900 (London Gazette dated 8 February 1901) and again in Earl Roberts' despatch of 29 November 1900 (London Gazette dated 10 July 1901).
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DCMs for the Boer War 1 month 3 weeks ago #64999

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Good Morning David...…

Do you have a site addy for Nel Militaria, I did a search and cannot find them...…

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DCMs for the Boer War 1 month 3 weeks ago #65035

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QSAMIKE wrote: Good Morning David...…

Do you have a site addy for Nel Militaria, I did a search and cannot find them...…

Thanks, Mike


Hello Mike, it is listed on BidorBuy www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/422632812/DCM_Vi..._Parsons_R_E_EF.html
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theangloboerwars.blogspot.co.uk/
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DCMs for the Boer War 1 month 2 weeks ago #65150

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Liverpool Medals are offering this group:

DCM Ed VII
QSA (4) Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State, Transvaal,
KSA (2)

To 5471 Private M. Moran, Royal North Lancashire Regiment.

Mentioned in Lord Robert’s Recommendations during his Despatch of 4th September 1901, awarded the D.C.M. for special and meritorious service.

Martin Moran was born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, joining his Local Regiment aged 18 on 2nd March 1897. Served in South Africa from 25th February 1899 until 17th September 1902.

Discharged at home on 28th February 1909.

£2,395. DNW July 1995 £600
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DCMs for the Boer War 4 weeks 2 days ago #65449

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Picture courtesy of DNW

DM VR (5237 Dmr: J. May. 2nd Gordon Highrs:);
IGS 1895 (20 Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (5237 Pte. J. May 1st Bn. Gord: Hrs.);
QSA (2) Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith (5237 Pte. J. May, Gordon Highrs:)

DCM London Gazette 27 September 1901.

Spink Dec 97 £2100. City Coins Sep 03.
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