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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 7 months ago #8995

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Having wanted to buy a Talana QSA to the Dundee Rifle Association for some time, a past City Coins auction saw two being acquired in the same sale! One of these was awarded to D M McPhail. He served in the DRA and later, during the Rebellion, in the 1st Dundee Burgher Reserves.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 7 months ago #9030

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I think I might already have shown this group on the forum. If so, my apologies.

7308 Private F Lawrence, 1st KRRC, was with the Mounted Infantry and he was captured with the cavalry during the embarrassing ending of the Battle of Talana. After his release, he returned to his regiment and completed the war with the KRR MI. He later settled in South Africa.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 7 months ago #9034

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Brett,

Thanks to you rather than apologies from you are in order. This is a lovely group.

The silk ribbon on the 1914-15 Star looks amazing too. It is becoming a rare and expensive commodity these days.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 7 months ago #9043

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Hello Brett,
I agree with David, that is a lovely group, the ribbon, is, I feel for certain medals completely wrong unless it is the original silk, the 1914/1914-15 star and allied victory medal are two good examples.
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Thanks to you rather than apologies from you are in order. This is a lovely group.

The silk ribbon on the 1914-15 Star looks amazing too. It is becoming a rare and expensive commodity these days.

Best wishes
David

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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 6 months ago #9303

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The list issued by Steve Sewell caught my attention as it included a single clasp Talana to the KRRC.

The QSA was awarded to Col Sgt J Hamilton. He was a survivor of the Warren Hastings and was wounded at Talana, being invalided in April 1900.



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QSAs with clasp Talana 6 years 6 months ago #9308

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David, yet ANOTHER QSA that would fit well in my collection! Thank you for showing it.

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