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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 4 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
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 6 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 6 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.
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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 3 weeks 6 days ago #66480

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I think that was a very good buy for the lucky winner, after all, the price the recipient had to pay is incomparable, he was subsequently buried at Thabanchu.

djb wrote: 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.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 week 4 days ago #66731

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From the next Kaplan auction.

V986 QSA (2) DoL Eland (42 TPR E. VAHL NATAL M.R.)

VF+ R 5,000

Missing his KSA (2)
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