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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 2 weeks ago #68860

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Good Day,
My great grand father CEJ Miller (Natal Carbineers 802) served in the Boer War.
"Charlie" won a DCM on 3 Nov 1899 at Lancer's Nek assisting a wounded soldier, and was himself wounded during the process.
Whilst wounded, he met Sister EM Earley, whom he married.
Anyone who can assist with ANY info on CEJ Miller please make comms.

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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 2 weeks ago #68865

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Hi Sable.

In the "Natal Carbineers 1855-1911" edited by the Rev. John Stalker there is a passage relating to the action of 3/12/1899 which reads "Trooper Webber was severely wounded, and, while gallantly rescuing him from his dangerous position, Troopers Miller and Watts were themselves wounded, and Trooper D.A. Shaw, who also assisted, had a bullet through his tunic. For their gallantry on this occasion, Troopers Miller, Watts and Shaw were afterwards awarded the DCM." In this action Major Taunton was killed, Sgt. Mapstone was mortally wounded and 7 men were wounded including your G-G-F.

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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 1 week ago #69004

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Picture courtesy of DNW

DCM ED VII (64419 Dvr: O. Handford. 88th Bty: R.F.A.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (64419 Dvr: O. Handford, 88th Bty., R.F.A.);
KSA (2) (64419 Dvr: O. Handford. R.F.A.)

DCM London Gazette 27 September 1901.

MID London Gazette 10 September 1901.

Sold with tunic ribbon bar and ‘South African War Veterans Association 1899-1902’ enamelled lapel badge
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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 1 week ago #69023

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The 3 DCMs on offer this month at DNW

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DCMs for the Boer War 2 months 1 day ago #69160

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