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TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE- RELIEF OF MAFEKING- RHODESIA 1 month 1 week ago #67111

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Hi all. I have been reading all the nice posts on this site for a while now and finally decided to join:) . I want to show this nice silver medal i got a couple of months ago. I still need to clean it up. It has four bars, TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE-RELIEF OF MAFEKING-RHODESIA. On the side of the rim is written TPR: TR. PATERSON BRABARST HORSE. This medal does not have the ghost date on it. I tried to do some research on this medal but did not find any info



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TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE- RELIEF OF MAFEKING- RHODESIA 1 month 1 week ago #67112

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Welcome to the site. The roll of C. Squadron of the Rhodesia Regiment shows one "259 Tpr. Paterson, J.R." entitled to clasps Relief of Mafeking, Transvaal and Rhodesia on his QSA medal - with there being some question about entitlement to the clasp Orange Free State. There is a marginal entry which states Tpr. Paterson also served with 1st Brabant's Horse. This information comes from the "Relief of Mafeking medal roll" by Stan Kaplan. There might be some additional information on your man on the "Units" part of this site.
Assuming that everything is right with the medal, you might care to carefully clean it - or simply leave alone the patina of time. Don't worry to much about "Ghost Dates".
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TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE- RELIEF OF MAFEKING- RHODESIA 1 month 1 week ago #67113

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That is a beauty Brendan. Medal is to T Rutherford Paterson. All clasps as per your photo are confirmed. He also served with the Rhodesia Regiment which is where he qualified for the Rhodesia clasp (C Squadron, No. 259)

Should you want to part with it - send me a message......

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TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE- RELIEF OF MAFEKING- RHODESIA 1 month 1 week ago #67114

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Welcome to the Forum Brendan and what a great way to start!

A fantastic medal and an unusual combination to Brabant's Horse.

I will look for his attestation paper when I next visit the National Archives in London.

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TRANSVAAL-ORANGE FREE STATE- RELIEF OF MAFEKING- RHODESIA 1 month 1 week ago #67117

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Welcome Brendan...… Very nice piece to add to the collection..... Mike
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