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QSAs with clasp Talana 3 years 10 months ago #17287

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Hello David,
I shall withdraw my use of the phase "not expensive" and replace it with the word "cheap" :)
Regards Frank

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QSAs with clasp Talana 3 years 10 months ago #17471

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My apologies if I have already posted this photo elsewhere.

4345 Pte E Oakes, 18th Hussars, died of enteric at the Intombi Camp on 15/2/1900. He was buried in Grave 423 in the Intombi Cemetery. I have no other records of this man.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 3 years 10 months ago #17472

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Another of the single medals from my Talana collection.

2327 Bandsman (L/Cpl) J Brown, 1st Leicestershire Regiment, is also unresearched.

However, Brian Kaighin told me that John Brown was with his regiment in Ladysmith prior to the start of the war and he and his wife, Maud Elizabeth Bridges, had a son, John, born there on 9/9/1899.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 3 years 10 months ago #17473

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Brett,

That is a nice QSA. There are no service papers for Pte Oakes so the individual research is limited. His and his comrades' exploits at Dundee and in Ladysmith are though better known.

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David

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QSAs with clasp Talana 3 years 10 months ago #17474

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Brett,

Would he have qualified as a war baby or not quite?

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David

Thank you for checking on Oakes' papers. His is not a common surname, so researching him might have been relatively easy. On the other hand, John Brown and his son John would be a nightmare project. I suspected that Brown settled in South Africa after the war, but I have not tested this suspicion.

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