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Medals to Roberts' Horse 4 months 2 weeks ago #63091

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QSA (3) RoK Paard Drie (2058 Corpl: J. Dickson-Hill, Roberts Horse.)

John Dickson Hill was likely involved in the rearguard defence of 'Q' Battery at Sanna's Post where Robert's Horse fought with distinction. He was killed in action on 23 May 1915, aged 40, whilst serving with the 2nd Battalion, King Edward's Horse.

The younger son of John Hill of Kirkliston, and husband of Daisy Dickson Hill of Bedford, he is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.
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Medals to Roberts' Horse 3 weeks 1 day ago #65156

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From Liverpool Medals:

QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (Lieut H.D. Collins, Robert’s Horse.)

All bars confirmed on the roll, medal as issued with all 6 bars and officially engraved naming as seen to officers.

Harvey Dowse Collins was born in England during 1865 and during the Boer War was previously Squadron Sergeant Major of the regiment, regimental number: 2407, being commissioned as Lieutenant on 22nd December 1900, he served until discharged to the reserves on 25th November 1901.

He later lived in Port Elizabeth and worked as a Clerk with South African Railways, he died on 5th February 1919.

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Medals to Roberts' Horse 3 weeks 1 day ago #65160

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What did the Muphy DCM sell for?
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