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Cowan - Natal Corps of Guides 1 week 4 days ago #66716

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Cowan - Natal Corps of Guides 1 week 4 days ago #66717

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Thanks Mike

I see Mr Trotter was, at one time, the custodian of my medal to G. Cowan. I wonder what happened to the DCM group to Loxton - what a beauty!

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Cowan - Natal Corps of Guides 1 week 4 days ago #66718

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I think you might be referring to the DCM/QSA group to " Guide H.Loxton, Field Intelligence Dept" (EVII DCM), "Serjt. H.Loxton, Natal Guides" (QSA clasps OFS and Transvaal) currently in my custody. I found the attachment sent by Mike Rowan to be extremely hard to read (even with a magnifying glass) and apologise in advance if I have misread it. Several Loxtons were awarded the DCM during the ABW.
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Cowan - Natal Corps of Guides 1 week 4 days ago #66719

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The very same IL, the very same! Could you honour us by gracing these pages with a photograph of Loxton's group? Combined with my Cowan, they were both once in Mr Trotter's collection.

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My pleasure!


A fairly short citation for Guide H.Loxton's Distinguished Conduct Medal - "Has done excellently throughout". MiD LG 29/7/02 and DCM in LG 31/10/02.
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Wonderful to behold IL.

Apropos the citation - they were decidedly "succinct" in days of old - didn't give much away in terms of detail.

I note the combination of OFS and Transvaal clasps - quite a few had this anomalous allocation of bars - despite being the NATAL Guides, they operated elsewhere as well.

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