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Medals to the KRRC 2 weeks 23 hours ago #63132

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A pair from the next Spink sale:

QSA (5) CC OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (9840 Bugler W. E. Coe, K.R.R.C.);
AGS 1902 (2) Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (9840 Corpl. W. E. Coe, K.R.R.C.)

William Ellis Coe served with the 25th Mounted Infantry and 4th Battalion, K.R.R.C. in South Africa. He was wounded at Sterkstroom on 18 June 1901 and again on 30 October 1901 at Bakenlaagte.

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Medals to the KRRC 1 week 13 hours ago #63255

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The pair of medals to Sergeant William James Humerston, KRRC. The QSA is named to Sergeant Instructor of Musketry and the LS&GC to Colour Sergeant.

William Humerston was born in Bromley, Kent in 1855 and joined the Army on 1875. He married in Cork in 1892 and had four children over an 8 year period. William died aged 47 in Cork in 1903 and his wife survived him by 43 years.



The catalogue suggests the QSA is officially renamed but the rim fits snugly into the No 4 frame with no evident signs of renaming.




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Medals to the KRRC 6 days 23 hours ago #63260

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There have been a number of KRRC medals and groups in recent auctions and I suspect these are from the collection of the late Irv Mortensen. Some years ago I was in correspondence with Irv and he was always forthcoming with all sorts of information. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.

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Medals to the KRRC 6 days 12 hours ago #63267

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I did not know that Irv Mortensen had died. He was a true gentleman., and his passing is a great loss to the medal-collecting fraternity. He was very generous in sharing his unequaled knowledge of the KRRC. On learning of my interest in the Composite Regiment, Mounted Brigade, during the Relief of Ladysmith he very kindly offered me one of only two QSA/KSA pairs in his collection awarded to a member of the 2nd KRRC Mounted Infantry Company. Although I later acquired a few 'better' KRRC groups that pair is still one of the favourites in my collection.

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Medals to the KRRC 5 days 21 hours ago #63268

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The QSA/KSA pair referred to in my post as it was received from Irv Mortensen and as it still is today.

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Medals to the KRRC 4 days 23 hours ago #63282

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Brett,

That is the same format information that I received with the Humerston pair.


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