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QSA naming styles to South African officers 2 years 10 months ago #56217

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I don't think these picture do justice to the excellent naming on this medal to Captain and Paymaster W H Sutton, Frontier Light Horse.

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QSA naming styles to South African officers 2 years 10 months ago #56229

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Hello David,
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.
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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.

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Hi
I have drawn up a table listing the naming style of QSA/KSA's still in my collection.

On QSA's I have more engraved examples than impressed, but on KSA's impressed naming is more common
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QSAMIKE wrote: Good Evening Everyone.......

I checked the officers medals that I have in my collection.......

2 Imperial Engraved
4 Imperial Impressed
8 Colonial (including Canadian) all Impressed

Mike


I have to make a change to my list above as I have just rec'd the following:

Lieutenant L. P. Phillips, Western Province Mounted Rifles

Naming: Engraved

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Thank you Henk and Mike for your excellent contributions to this topic. We are building very useful information on the naming to South African officers.
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Listed by Liverpool medals:

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.
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