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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 6 years 11 months ago #14623

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Gentlemen......

Do you know what an Ex-Spurt is......

It is a Drip Under Pressure that is Past its Best Before Date..... LOL

I prefer to be known as a Person with some Knowledge.....

Frank - I know the bandage that you mean.....

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 5 years 6 months ago #26051

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An unusual DoL clasp combination that does not contain any other clasps issued for Natal service.

QSA (4) CC DoL Tr Witt (4316 Pte. T. Golden, 19/Hrs.)


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Thomas Golden was born in Co. Kilkenny. A Labourer by occupation and a member of the 4th Battalion Leinster Regiment (Militia), he attested for the Corps of Hussars at Maryborough on 24 September 1894, aged 19 years. With the 19th Hussars he served in the East Indies, February 1896-October 1899 and South Africa, October 1899-October 1902. Was awarded with the Queen’s medal with four clasps and the King’s medal with two. Served in the Army Reserve, November 1902-September 1906
Dr David Biggins
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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 3 months ago #46771

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Hi

I am trying to see if it is possible to pin down anything on the earning of a DCM, by 185 Serjt CH Russell of the Imperial Light Horse. He has the DCM, a QSA to the ILH and a BSAP Medal to the MRF.

He is mentioned in White's despatches on 2 December 1899, and Lord Robert's recommendation on 2 April 1901.

He was a Corporal in both.

Given the mention by White it could be for Waggon Hill, which wasn't that long before where the ILH were engaged? But if it came from Robert's one, it would be for anything.

Anyone know of a book or direction to look in?

Thanks for the help!
Ryan

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 3 months ago #46772

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Hi Ryan
All I can add is this :
LG 08/02/1901 p932 Natal, from 31/10/1899 to 01/03/1900. The Despatch dealt in its entire with the Defence of Ladysmith
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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 3 months ago #46775

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Thanks Henk! I am looking for it, not quite managed to work out searching on the LG site but I am sure it is in there somewhere :)

Cheers
Ryan

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QSAs with the clasp Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 3 months ago #46779

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I was under the impression that the only ILH DCM for Wagon Hill went to Corporal W Weir. A collector from Maritzburg showed this medal at one of the Durban meetings a year or two ago.
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