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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 month 4 days ago #71844

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Sadly, the portrait is just as fake, he was not a Field Officer, it would certainly be interesting to hear what the MOD have to say about this character.


LinneyI wrote: David
Well, at least he LOOKED the part! Pity about all those re-named medals - not to mention his headstone.
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 month 3 days ago #71848

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I do wonder if he was told to resign his commission to avoid being cashiered, which would have been rather an embarrassment for both the Army Council and his regiment, for an individual to "walt" was nothing new, but, to actually take it to that level is truly stunning.
To carry on, perhaps after the portrait was taken is nothing less than disrespectful to members of his regiment who never left France and Belgium in 1940, as well as all those who had worn that particular uniform before, David Jones, Hedd Wyn, Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon and the rest of them, their service was a matter of fact.


QSAMIKE wrote: I wonder how many times he was challenged by people in the know...... Mike

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 3 weeks 6 days ago #71960

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Picture courtesy of DNW

QSA (4) Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen (1250 Serjt: F. C. Stuart. Cape M.R.);
KSA (2) (1250 Serjt: F. C. Stuart. Cape M.R.)
[ Cape LS&GC 5 December 1902 ]

Has been sold by City Coins and Liverpool Medals but on neither occasion with the LS&GC.
Dr David Biggins
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 week 5 days ago #72266

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Let's hope the person who bought the pair to Stuart yesterday is able to re-unite the group.

The pair sold for a hammer price of £600. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £773. R15,600. Au$1,400. Can$1,300. US$1,000
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 week 5 days ago #72270

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The fantasy group to O'Dell sold above its estimate of £1,000 to £1,400 (althought I am not sure how accurately you could estimate this particular group). It sold for a hammer price of £1,600. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £2,061. R41,700. Au$3,600. Can$3,400. US$2,600.
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