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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 4 months ago #52490

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This is possibly 1900 Sgt Maj G P Roberts. CMR.

MID in Dalgerty's despatch for bringing in the wounded under very heavy fire. DCM for Wepener?.

QSA (4) issued with CC Wep Witt Tr (WO100/241p5)

First KSA (2) crossed through on the CMR roll with note saying served as Captain, CCF, 14 Nov 01 to 31 May 02 (WO100/359p267). Second entry, KSA (2) on WO100/359p333

CO of D Sqn, CCF. D Sqn was known as Roberts' Horse.



CGH GSM (1) Bechuanaland is verified.
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 4 months ago #52493

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I have just been through the AGS roll (WO100/91) but failed to find Roberts for BCA 1899-1900.
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 4 months ago #52494

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1900 Cpl George Peskett Roberts, CMR is on the BSA CM roll for a no clasp medal.
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 4 months ago #52508

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Interesting that eMedals gives an "attribution" to such a patently incorrectly made-up group! They did not pick up that Roberts died of wounds in 1916 and was issued a WWI Trio.

I bought the DCM and trio from a London dealer in 1984. He told me that a lady had brought in the 4 medals as being salvaged after a fire.
The DCM and AVM is 100% original.

The Star and BWM is not skimmed and is named in the small 1940's style font. However, no mention of a replacement on MIC.

Roberts must have been quite a soldier: what a pity that his full-size group is irreplaceably incomplete! At least the DCM survived.
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 2 months ago #53368

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DCM to 17350 BSM Thomas Dolan, 74th RFA


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Born Kilkenny, on or about June 1859. First enlisted at Portsmouth on 31st January 1879 and saw overseas service in India and the Boer War where he was awarded Victorian DCM in Earl Roberts despatches in the London Gazette of 27th September 1901. He was discharged from the regiment at Athlone on 19th March 1901, having served 22 years+. His place of residence is stated as the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

DCM LG 27.09.1901 MID L.G. 10.09.1901 MSM Army Order 127/1932

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QSA (3) CC OFS Joh
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DCMs for the Boer War 3 years 2 months ago #53371

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Already Sold when I went to look......

David are you not telling us something LOL......

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