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Medals to Elliot Border Scouts 5 years 9 months ago #16468

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One of the tempting QSAs in the forthcoming City Coins list is the no clasp medal to 6 Pte N W Kruger of Elliot Border Scouts .

Other than the facts that 76 medals are recorded on the medal roll and their entitlement to CC was disallowed, I don't know very much about this unit.

Can anyone fill in the blanks?

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Medals to Elliot Border Scouts 5 years 9 months ago #16470

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From the US Chester Times, Thursday, 26 December 26 1946, Page 8, a quite by ex-EBS scout Beattie:

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I must say that I really like the racy style of John O'Donnell. Leaves the current crop of journalists 'way behind!
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Ian,

The article did continue but was less relevant so I will leave the remainder to be enjoyed by the JO'D fan club!

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Medals to Elliot Border Scouts 5 years 9 months ago #16475

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Hi

I also know nothing about the unit, except that, taking account returned medals and medals issued off rolls of other units, there are only approximately 30 QSA's named to the EBS.

Lt Bredin earned his bars serving with Driscoll's Scouts

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This is my entry for Lt Bredin in the Wepener book:

Bredin, Lieutenant John Dawson Hutchinson, Elliot Border Scouts | QSA (2) CC Wep | Also served XMR (SM 51) and DrSc (1274) 19 March 1900 to 8 May 1900. Captain and commanding officer of the Xalanga Border Mounted Rifle Club in 1907. Medal returned 5 January 1909 and reissued 16 June 1922. Applied for a grant to fence his farm Umgwalana Nek in Cala in 1902. Sheep Inspector in 1913. Estate details in the Pietermaritzburg Archives: 969/1945. | Ref: 245p38, 281p58, 278p298
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