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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 months 4 weeks ago #64880

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Good heavens that is steep for a non casualty. I wonder what my NMR 5 clasper with accompanying 1906 Bambatha would fetch?

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 months 4 weeks ago #64881

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That particular medal is actually very scarce indeed when compared to the Natal Mounted Rifles, certainly from memory, at least, there were only thirty or so, moreover, the Battalions wounded had been in the thick of it, I would regard it as cheap if had been sold at retail for the price on the hammer.
Examples are very hard to find and although I certainly do not remember having to pay anything like the price mentioned, they have never been cheap, it is important to understand the wretched Strada Reale have always been one of those regiments that have been eagerly sought by generations of collectors, particularly in Scotland and I dare say this will remain the case, as long as their brave deeds down the decades are remembered.


Rory wrote: Good heavens that is steep for a non casualty. I wonder what my NMR 5 clasper with accompanying 1906 Bambatha would fetch?

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 months 2 weeks ago #65055

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All,

Hello. I am in possession of 3 IGS 1895 medals to Gordons killed at Elandslaagte but do not have their QSAs. it would be great to locate their QSAs. They are:
5101 Pte S. Hay
5367 Pte J. McCabe
4516 Pte E. Ellis
Thank you in advance.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 2 days ago #66399

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Dewald Nel is auctioning the QSA to Tpr William Ainsworth, ex ILH, named to the SALH.


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Ainsworth was wounded in action against de Wet at Springkaan Nek on 14 December 1900. He died at Thabanchu the next day.

Bidding currently stands at R 7500, GBP 400, Au$ Au$, Can 665 so probably has some way to go before it finishes in a week's time.

www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/436771372/QSA_ba...ed_of_wounds_EF.html
Dr David Biggins
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 4 days ago #66477

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I know the next 2.5 years will prompt many posts commemorating the 120th anniversary of Boer War events but I could not let the Elandslaagte anniversary go unacknowledged.


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IGS 1895 (2) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (5169 Pte. J. Guest 1st Bn. Gord: Hrs.);
QSA (1) Elandslaagte (5169 Pte. J. Guest, Gordon Highrs:)

124 medals issued with the single clasp for ‘Elandslaagte’.

Private J. Guest was killed in action at the battle of Elandslaagte on 21 October 1899. The Gordons had three officers killed, two mortally wounded, and 26 other ranks killed in this action, besides 8 officers and 79 other ranks wounded, two of them mortally.
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 4 days ago #66478

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The Ainsworth QSA sold on BoB last night for just less than R11,000, of GBP 575, Can$ 975 and Au$ 1,080 which I thought was quite reasonable.
Dr David Biggins

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