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Medals to the Durban Light Infantry 4 weeks 3 hours ago #71818

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Here's one of mine - Natal Medal w/clasp 1906 to Alfred Peters (PTE: A. PETERS, DURBAN LIGHT INFANTRY), British War Medal (28789 SJT A. PETERS. N.Z.E.F.), Victory Medal (28789 SJT A. PETERS. N.Z.E.F.). Peters was wounded 18th October 1917 during the campaign at Passchendaele. He was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1877 and died in New Zealand in 1965. Oddly the medals came with badges to the DURHAM light infantry. I assume these has been added by someone at some stage who perhaps misread the Natal Medal.
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Medals to the Durban Light Infantry 3 weeks 6 days ago #71829

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Nice group. A few Durham Light Infantry badges were also worn by the Durban Light Infantry. Probably a cost saving measure or a particularly sharp badge salesman. Post some pics ( front and back views)
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Medals to the Durban Light Infantry 3 weeks 6 days ago #71830

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Hello Mike,
I believe the original cap badges when worn by that particular regiment, from their inception, were actually identical in their manufacture, all supplied to the Natal Volunteers and Militia from their manufacturer here.
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mike rowan wrote: Nice group. A few Durham Light Infantry badges were also worn by the Durban Light Infantry. Probably a cost saving measure or a particularly sharp badge salesman. Post some pics ( front and back views)
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Medals to the Durban Light Infantry 3 days 16 hours ago #72286

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Picture courtesy of DNW

QSA (2) Natal, Transvaal (874 Pte C. [sic] Elliott. Durban L.I.);
Natal (1) 1906 (Tpr: C. E. Elliott, Natal Police.)

Served between 1 December 1899 and June 1901.

QSA verified. One the roll for the Natal Medal.
Dr David Biggins
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