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Named medal 2 weeks 1 day ago #65770

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Found a KSA with Pte J. Collins 7440 Kings Rifle Corps Is it real?
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Named medal 2 weeks 1 day ago #65771

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Imperial,

He was certainly real. KSA (2) on WO100/339p142. He was discharged by purchase 8 September 1902.

QSA clasps Belfast, CC, OFS and LN.
Dr David Biggins
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Named medal 2 weeks 12 hours ago #65777

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John Collins, an almost twenty one year old labourer from Whitechapel and serving Militiaman, joined the Army, the King's Royal Rifle Corps upon the 23rd of May 1892 at their Depot, being posted to their 3rd Battalion in August, he was subsequently posted to their 1st Battalion, an interesting character, he saw Foreign Service in India, actually on campaign before the Anglo Boer War, he was discharged at his own request at De Aar in the Cape Colony, after Vereeniging, upon the 8th of September 1902.

If you find his other medals, you would certainly have a very pleasing and handsome trio.
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Thank you, I am amazed on how much information you provided. It brings John Collins and the medal to life, never to be forgotten.
Again thank you very much.
I will keep a lookout.
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British campaign medals are certainly a nice thing to collect.

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Named medal 1 week 4 days ago #65824

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Dear sir, is there any more info on Mr. J. Collins? My family and I are very interested to get his whole story.
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