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BOER WAR DCM 8 years 2 months ago #5088

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Hi all
In a recent attic search I found three medals awarded to my Great Grandfather in the Boer War
one of the medals is a DCM.
I would love to know why he was awarded this medal, is there any web site or archives that might give me the information ?
his details are :
MAY,25417 Corporal T J in 38th Field Company Royal Engineers ..
MEDAL IS DATED 1st July 1901

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Alan

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Re: BOER WAR DCM 8 years 2 months ago #5149

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Hi Alan
And welcome to the forum
Your G.Grandfathers DCM is listed on the forum under Medals and Awards, here is a link.
angloboerwar.com/medals-and-awards/british/241-dcm

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Re: BOER WAR DCM 8 years 1 month ago #5154

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Hi Alan

An attic find like that must be like winning a lottery. :woohoo: I have not had either of those experiences, so I am only guessing. I envy you your good fortune.

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Re: BOER WAR DCM 8 years 1 month ago #5158

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Hi again......it would appear that this DCM with dated bar is quite rare.......

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Alan

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