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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 1 year 2 months ago #59019

  • Georgegt351
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I have always been interested in this medal and have never owned one in my nearly 50 years of being interested and collecting medals-I have always liked the design aspects of the medal even though the obverse is not the most flattering of Queen Vic. I have spotted a medal withe the Matabele 1893 reverse to a Lieut N McNamara of Raaffs Column can anybody verify this medal as Ancestry has not proved any use to me.

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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 1 year 2 months ago #59022

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George,
You can download the file (WO100/77) for free from the National Archives.

Raaff's Column are listed on p8 (of the PDF)

BB&M lists 249 men of Raaff's Column receiving the Matabeleland 1893 medal. All 249 men are present in the document but McNamara is not listed. I have been through the names to look for similar spelling and double checked all the Lieutenants. No luck I am afraid.

Dr David Biggins
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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 1 year 2 months ago #59026

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It was finger trouble on my behalf-the name is actually N.McKenzie

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