Absolutely, I think any engraved medal is so much nicer, in fact, the combination that still pleases me, even after the passage of time since I was a child, is a humble pair to a rank and file Irish lancer, with an engraved QSA and an impressed KSA.
djb wrote: Frank,
I would agree with you that it is the authenticity of the medal that is paramount. That said, I am always more pleased with an engraved medal than an impressed medal to a colonial officer.
QSA (6) RoK Paar Drie Joh DH Witt (Lieut H.D. Collins, Robert’s Horse.)
All bars confirmed on the roll, medal issued as originally with all 6 bars and officially engraved. This accords with Henk's Roberts' Horse Medal.
Harvey Dowse Collins 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.