One of my favourite Talana groups that is also in the next Kaplan sale:
Group to Lt. Col. F.A.B. Daly. CB, RAMC.
CB breast badge- some chips to the green enamel VF+
Egypt medal 1882-1889. No bar. Reverse dated 1882, Surgeon F.A.B. Daly, A.M. Dept. VF
QSA bars Talana, TH, OFS, ROL, Tvl. Lt. Col. F.A.B. Daly, CB. RAMC. Engraved as issued EF
KSA bars SA 1901, SA 1902. Lt. Col. F.A.B. Daly. MB, CB, RAMC. Engraved as issued EF
Khedive’s Star 1882. Engraved Surgn. F.A.B. Daly, AMD. EF
Including a large amount of research, a photograph and his journal of his time spent in Dundee after the town was evacuated post battle of Talana. He was also extensively mentioned in Reverend Gerard Bailey’s “Seven Months under Boer Rule”, a copy of which is included.
QSA (5) Tal DoL OFS Tr LN (90373 Dvr: A. Oxlade, 13/Bty: R.F.A.) official correction to Battery number, as usually encountered for this unit;
KSA (2) (90372 Dvr: A. Oxlade. R.F.A.);
BWM and VM (155786 Dvr. A. Oxlade. R.A.)
Alfred Oxlade was born in London in 1874 and attested there for the Royal Field Artillery on 18 May 1893, having previously served in the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He served with the 13th Battery in South Africa during the Boer War from 16 May 1897 to 12 October 1902, and was wounded in action at Farquhar’s Farm, Ladysmith on 30 October 1899. He transferred to the Army Reserve on 27 May 1903, and was discharged on 17 May 1904, after 12 years’ service. He subsequently served during the Great War with both the Royal Field Artillery and the Labour Corps.
Does anyone have a 13th Battery medal to confirm DNW's statement?