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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 5 days ago #62113

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I would agree that it had all the characteristics of a siege. I imagine the authorities would have looked at its duration and the type and number of people involved and thought it did not compare to the 'big three'.

This is what could have been:



Sadly, this is from Photoshop rather than unofficial clasps.

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 5 days ago #62114

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 5 days ago #62122

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Going through the War Service of Officers, 1905, there are several mentions of the Defence of Wepener from officers who were not present.

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Vet Lt F W Hunt received QSA (5) RoK Paard Joh DH Witt on WO100/230p193.

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 3 months 3 weeks ago #62641

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A Wepener trio advertised on eBay



Described as:

QSA CLASPS WITTEBERGEN-TRANSVAAL-WEPENER-CAPE COLONY, BWM, BI-LINGUAL VICTORY MEDAL.QSA - Named to: 341 PTE R.G,D. FIELDING KAFFRN RIFLESBWM - SJT R.G.D. FIELDING S.A.M.A.VIC - SJT R.G.D. FIELDING 9TH S.A.R.Mounted on card for display, GVF

How usual is it for South African BWM and VM to have different naming?

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 3 months 3 weeks ago #62643

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Not unusual at all David. From what i recall the BWM normally reflects the last regiment a man was with as well as his highest rank
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 3 months 3 weeks ago #62646

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Thank you, Rory. I am more accustomed to the BWM and VM being named in the same way. I will look out for this more now.

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