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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 1 day ago #64011

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QSA (2) (6012 Pte W. Whyte Gordon Highrs)

The roll confirms the two clasps and says returned to England. He is not listed as a casualty.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 1 day ago #64029

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Certainly on the face of it, a pleasing medal, the recipient may have been unfit or he may have simply been time expired.

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QSA (3) Eland DoL Tr (4405 Pte. H. Giddings. 5th. Dragoon Guards);
KSA (2) (4405 Pte. H. C. T. Giddings. 5th. Drgn: Gds:)

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 2 weeks 6 days ago #64049

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A particularly nice pair of medals, Herbert Giddings served in South Africa from the 12th of October 1899, after joining the Army in 1896.



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QSA (3) Eland DoL Tr (4405 Pte. H. Giddings. 5th. Dragoon Guards);
KSA (2) (4405 Pte. H. C. T. Giddings. 5th. Drgn: Gds:)

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 2 weeks 5 days ago #64074

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QSA (4) Eland RoL LN Belf (6190 Pte. D. Armstrong, Gordon Highrs:);
[ KSA (2) ]

Wounded at Elandslaagte on 21 October 1899. Scarce with Relief of Ladysmith clasp and mostly received by those who were wounded at Elandslaagte and therefore missed the Defence of Ladysmith. Also entitled to King's South Africa medal.

I think there are around 169 Elandslaagte and RoL combinations.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 2 weeks 4 days ago #64083

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A breakdown of the Elandslaagte / RoL combinations:

1st Devons 9
1st ILH 20
1st Manchesters 4
21st RFA 1
2nd GH 32
2nd ILH 1
42nd RFA 1
AVD 1
CinCBG 1
Ind Med Serv 1
Life Guards 1
Menne's Scouts 1
Nat Vol Med Corps 1
NFA 84
NR 3
RAMC 2
RDF 2
SAC 3
TMI 1

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