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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15189

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djb wrote: This restoration project has just been advertised on eBay. 5698 Pte Toomey 2nd RDF is entitled to the clasps Tal, RoL & TH. He was wounded 27 Feb 00 and invalided Jul 00.





What a pity it's in such a state.

I can't find any WO 97 papers for him online but he was invalided to pension so there's a big file in series PIN 71 at the NA.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15190

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David,

Good to know about the PIN file. As you say, just a shame about its condition.

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David

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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15197

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Sir,
Apart from the well-worn disc obverse of Pte Toomey's part-QSA, the lower edge appears thinned ? suggesting renaming - or is this optical illusion??

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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15199

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Good evening David,
It is such a shame to see what was once a fine medal in that state, no doubt its condition will be reflected in the price, again, not one that I'd even consider buying, you have the additional expense of an original Talana clasp to take into account as well!
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djb wrote: This restoration project has just been advertised on eBay. 5698 Pte Toomey 2nd RDF is entitled to the clasps Tal, RoL & TH. He was wounded 27 Feb 00 and invalided Jul 00.




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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15217

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absentminded beggar,

It is a little difficule to tell from the obverse picture but I thought the naming looked OK to me. I think it has been much used in its life which is a shame.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 4 years 11 months ago #15218

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Frank,

I agree. It would be a costly exercise to rebuild the medal. Presumably if this is done, the owner would need to find a suspender and clasps to match the condition of the medal?

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