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Zulu War VCs 1 year 9 months ago #56343

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Thank you for checking that, Adrian. That's quite a price for a miniature group but then it is quite a group.
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Zulu War VCs 1 year 2 months ago #59023

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From the Sotherby auction in 1906.

Sold for £72 and £42 respectively.



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Zulu War VCs 1 year 2 months ago #59269

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For those with a need to "finger" a VC , with permission of the curatrix of course, Peter Brown's VC is housed in the safe of the Amathole Museum in King William's Town. Worth a visit to King just to give it some fresh air.

"The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross upon the undermentioned Soldier of Her Majesty's Army, whose claims has been submitted for Her Majesty's approval, for his meritorious conduct at Moirosi's Mountain on the 8th April, 1879, as recorded against his name:—Cape Mounted Rifles, Trooper Peter BrownTrooper Peter Brown, during the assault on Moirosi's Mountain on 8th April, 1879, whilst lying under cover waiting for the order to re-commence the advance, heard two men, who had been wounded some time before, crying out for water. Trooper Brown carried a water-bottle to these men, under a heavy fire, to an adjacent rock to which they had crept for shelter. Whilst giving the first man water he was wounded severely in the right thigh, and immediately afterwards a bullet shattered his right arm, the use of which he has never recovered."
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.
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