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Medals to Isandhlwana casualties 2 years 6 months ago #53435

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My casualty " 290 Samuel Connors 1st 24th Foot" had to go to pay for my wedding 20 years ago. All in all I consider a good deal particularly since I got a Suez NGS Medal to 45 Commando and a Monte Cassino SA Artillery group thrown in with the bride.

As an aside....I took the medal back to Isandhlwana in '95 when I visited the battlefield. Per chance the late David Rattray was there with a tour group and my brother-in-law and I were invited to tag along. A memorable visit since Rattray gave an emotional eulogy on the last movements of the 1st 24th Foot with Connor's medal in his hand. Rattray latter suggested that we took the road to Fugitive's Drift and met him at his lodge for supper. With the medal secure in my pocket (and without accompanying impis ) walked the route and as the river was high, we swam the Buffalo - a privilege denied the recipient. I still take medals back to field from whence they were earned but this was special.
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Medals to Isandhlwana casualties 2 years 6 months ago #53437

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Thank you for a post filled with good news about the advantages of having medal collecting as a hobby. Medals are indeed a good investment in hand should an important event need financing, and they can bring major benefits if displayed at the right time, in the right place, and to the right person.
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PS Belated congratulations on your choice of a bride and her dowry.

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Medals to Isandhlwana casualties 2 years 5 months ago #53799

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From the next DNW auction


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SAGS (1) 1877-8-9 (2053, Pte. J. P. Brierly, 2/24th Foot)
EF £6000-7000

George P. Brierly was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. He attested at Manchester on 27 July 1868, and served in “G” Company. His effects were claimed by his father. Medal issued 25 August 1881.
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SAGS (1) 1879 (840. Pte. M. Campbell. 1-24th Foot.)
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Michael Campbell was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. Having deserted shortly after enlisting, he was apprehended and sentenced to 336 days imprisonment, June 1876. In October 1878 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 252 days, but this appears to have been remitted.
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From Spink, July 1994

SAGS (1) 1877-8-9 (Pte H Newberry, 1/24th Foot)
SAGE (1) 1879 (Pte T Newberry, 1/24th Foot)

Alfred and Thomas Newberry, brothers killed at Isandhlawana.
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Medals to Isandhlwana casualties 2 years 4 months ago #54639

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JEFFREY HOARE AUCTIONS No. 65 - 16th April, 2000

Lot: 246

South Africa Medal 1877-79, clasp 1877-78-79 engraved, in slightly sloping capitals.

862 PTE. W. FREEMAN, 1-24TH FOOT

VF Condition

Estimate: $3,500.00 Canadian

Private William Freeman is listed as Killed in Action at Isandhlwana in the casualty roll.
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