That was from the last auction, I think it is just a highlight of the last sale, to wet your appetite for the next sale. It says highlights from B70 which was the last one I am sure. He also lists other items that were in the last sale.
DTD (Kapt. & Adj. P. L. de Jager)
ABO (Kapt. & Adj. P. L. de Jager)
1914-15 Star (Lt. Kol. P. J. de Jager, Piet Retief Kdo.)
BWM & Bilingual VM MID (Lt. Col. P. L. de Jager)
Russia, Order of St. Stanislaus, 3rd Class breast badge, with swords, by Eduard of St. Petersburg, gold and enamel, manufacturer’s marks on reverse, with ‘56’ gold mark and kokoshnik mark for St. Petersburg 1908-17 on eyelet, minor enamel damage and wear to the last
Just 18 recipients of the D.T.D. went on to win a D.S.O. for the Great War.
DSO LG 22 August 1918. The original recommendation states: ‘For exceptional loyalty, thorough understanding of duty and applying the strictest discipline in his Commando. An officer of outstanding merit and capacity especially deserving of reward.’
Petrus Lafras de Jager, who was born in Harrismith District in Orange Free State in May 1870, served as a Captain & Adjutant on Botha’s staff in Natal and the Transvaal in the period September 1899 to June 1902; the award of his D.T.D. was approved in July 1921.
He subsequently served as a Major - afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel - in the Pier Retief Commando in German South-West Africa in the period October 1914 to August 1915, services that were recognised by the award of his D.S.O. and a brace of “mentions” (London Gazettes 30 June 1916 and 8 February 1917, refer), in addition to the 3rd Class of the Russian Order of St. Stanislaus (London Gazette 15 February 1917, refers).
De Jager was discharged as unfit for further duty in December 1916; sold with copied research.
Has anyone got a roll of the DSO / DTD combinations they would like to share in the sprit of Christmas and furthering this knowledge of this great hobby we have and recognising those who were able to achieve this feat? DCM / DTD and MM / DTD and MC / DTD also welcome.