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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24774

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A new Boer War pair with three battle clasps to 29283 Dvr. C. R. Smith Royal Engineers

QSA with Relief of Kimberley, Paarderberg, Transvaal and Wittenberg clasps engraved as sometimes found to corps.
KSA with SA 01 and SA 02 clasps. impressed naming

Missing in action and was taken prisoner of war and later released.
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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24777

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John

You have found another good pair to add to your PoW collection. Thank you for sharing it. There may be an interesting story to be told about Smith's capture and release.

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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24779

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Hi John,

A nice pair,I saw these on Bill Friars website and then they were sold!
I am pleased they have gone to your collection, as Brett says could be an interesting story.

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Paul :)

azyeoman wrote: A new Boer War pair with three battle clasps to 29283 Dvr. C. R. Smith Royal Engineers

QSA with Relief of Kimberley, Paarderberg, Transvaal and Wittenberg clasps engraved as sometimes found to corps.
KSA with SA 01 and SA 02 clasps. impressed naming

Missing in action and was taken prisoner of war and later released.

"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24786

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Hi Brett and Paul,

Thanks. I hope you're right as it's the story that's interesting. I hope the papers will tell me which unit he was with and where he was captured. Happy New Year to both of you!
John

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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24789

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Hi John,
I am sure you are already aware but his papers are on Find My Past.

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Paul :)

azyeoman wrote: Hi Brett and Paul,

Thanks. I hope you're right as it's the story that's interesting. I hope the papers will tell me which unit he was with and where he was captured. Happy New Year to both of you!
John

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Dvr. C. R. Smith RE PoW 4 years 6 months ago #24802

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Hi John

Smith served in the 42nd Fortress Company RE.
I put 31 March 1900 and In/Near Bloemfontein in my Boer War Database : there were 7 men from 5 units listed as "Died of Disease".
Smith is the only other entry. It is virtually 100% certain that his temporary capture was an isolated happening not recorded in any published source.
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