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Medals to the 19th Hussars 3 years 10 months ago #47764

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This QSA has just been advertised on eBay.



The seller, Arctic Medals in Canada, claims the Wittebergen is unique to the regiment. A search of all 131 pages of WO100/119 confirms this.



Thomas Golden was born in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. A Labourer by occupation and a member of the 4th Battalion Leinster Regiment (Militia), he attested for the Corps of Hussars at Maryborough on 24 September 1894, aged 19 years. With the 19th Hussars he served in the East Indies, February 1896-October 1899 and also South Africa, October 1899-October 1902. He was awarded with the Queen’s Medal with four clasps and the King’s medal with two. Served in the Army Reserve, November 1902-September 1906.
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Medals to the 19th Hussars 1 week 5 days ago #69307

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QSA (4) Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (Capt: G. A. Egerton. 19/Hrs.);
KSA (2) (Maj. G. A. Egerton. 19/Hus.);
1914 Star, with clasp (Major G. A. Egerton. 19/Hrs.);
British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Col. G. A. Egerton);
Coronation 1911, unnamed

George Algernon Egerton was born on 1 December 1870, son of the Honourable Algernion Fulke Egerton and Mrs Egerton, of Worsley, Manchester, late Lieutenant-Colonel, Manchester Rifles. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 10 October 1891, from R.M. College, Sandhurst. He served with the 19th Hussars in South Africa and took part in operations in Natal, including the action at Laing's Nek and the defence of Ladysmith; in the Transvaal including actions at Botha's Pass and Almond Creek; in the Orange River Colony May to 29 Nov. 1900; and in the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900 to 31 May 1902.

He served in France and Flanders with the 19th Hussars from 24 August 1914. At 5 p.m. on 12 May 1915 Lieutenant-Colonel Egerton was wounded whilst walking along the reserve trenches of Potijze Wood, and died the following day. He was aged 44 and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
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QSA (4) Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (4590. Pte: T. Greenin. 19/Hrs:)
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Medals to the 19th Hussars 1 week 5 days ago #69313

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Interestingly, David, the Egerton group, with the QSA described as having official corrections, hammered for £660 in DNW's October 1993 auction. The estimate this time is £700-£900 which as is often the case looks very undervalued. It'll be interesting to see what it makes on Thursday.

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Medals to the 19th Hussars 1 week 2 days ago #69337

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David,

A not unexpected GBP £1,550 (total)?
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Yes, pretty much as expected.

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