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Cape Colony 5 years 6 months ago #20391

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The pair to Private John Armstrong, Royal Highlanders, who was killed in action at Magersfontein.


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BSA CM reverse Matabeleland 1893 (3583 Pte. J. Armstrong. 1st Batt. R. Highls.)
QSA (1) CC (3583 Pte. J. Armstrong, 2: R. Highrs.)

One officer and 17 men of the 1st Battalion joined the expedition to quell the Matabele rebellion in 1893, serving as Mounted Infantry with the Bechuanaland Police from October 1893 to March 1894. Armstrong served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa and was killed in action at Magersfontein on 11 December 1899.
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Cape Colony 5 years 3 months ago #22361

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NEWBIGGING, P.C.E. (PATRICK CHARLES ERIC)

REG. NO.: N/A
RANK: COLONEL

REGT: 7th BRIGADE, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY (In Command)
BARS: CAPE COLONY

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. BORN - May 21st, 1850
2. APPOINTED AS GENTLEMAN CADET THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY,WOOLWICH, August 11th, 1868.
3. COMMISSIONED AS LIEUTENANT IN THE ROYAL ARTILLERY, August 2nd, 1871.
4. 1880 to September 1881, "A" BATTERY ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, WOLLWICH.
5. CAPTAIN, ROYAL ARTILLERY, June 11th, 1881.
6. September 1881 to December 1882, CAPE COLONY.
7. January 1883 to November 1884, "L" BATTERY, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, 2nd BRIGADE, ALDERSHOT.
8. November 1884 to August 1885, BECHUANALAND WITH MOUNTED RIFLES.
9. MAJOR, ROYAL ARTILLERY, December 21st, 1886.
10. November 1885 to 1889, OFFICER COMMANDING, 10th BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE, LONDON DIVISION.
11. 1889 to 1897, OFFICER COMMANDING, 63rd BATTERY, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, COLCHESTER.
12. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL, February 15th, 1897.
13. APPOINTED, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ARTILLERY FOR INDIA.
14. WOOLWICH, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, 1898.
15. COMMANDING, VII BRIGADE, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, SOUTH AFRICA, 1899 - 1900.
16. TOOK PART IN OPERATIONS IN CAPE COLONY SOUTH OF THE ORANGE RIVER 1899 - 1900.
17. COLONEL, ROYAL ARTILLERY, February 15th, 1901.
18. OFFICER COMMANDING XXVIII BRIGADE WOOLWICH.
19. RETIRED, February 15th, 1902
20. NO W.W.1 SERVICE FOUND SO THEREFORE THE Q.S.A. WITH CAPE COLONY BAR IS ONLY SERVICE MEDAL.








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Cape Colony 4 years 8 months ago #26502

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A lovely group to Lieutenant T GA Miller, Duke of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles and Intelligence Department, Later Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force.

BSA CM (0) rev Rhodesia 1896 (Tpr. T.G.A. Miller, Matab. Rle. Fce.)
CGH GSM (1) Bechuanaland (Lieut. T.G.A. Miller. Intell. Dept.)
QSA (1) CC (Lieut: T.G.A. Miller, D.E.O.V.Rif:)
1914-15 Star (285 Cpl. T.G.A. Miller. 2/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F.)
BWM (285 Pte. T.G.A. Miller. 2/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F.)
VM (285 Cpl. T.G.A. Miller. 2-L.H.R. A.I.F.)

Lieutenant Thomas George Alexander Miller, born July 1869, the son of Sir Thomas Macdonald Miller, 4th Baronet, and the brother of Sir William Frederick Miller, 5th Baronet, and Francis Macdonald Miller; served in the Matabeleland campaign, the Bechuanaland campaign, and in the Boer War; subsequently emigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland; enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 20.8.1914, and served during the Great War with 'B' Squadron, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment (severely wounded); returned to Australia, 17.10.1916; died, 28.6.1939.

Estimate £800 to £1,200
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Cape Colony 4 years 8 months ago #26507

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David,

A superb group, I think a BSA always enhances a group.

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A lovely group to Lieutenant T GA Miller, Duke of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles and Intelligence Department, Later Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force.

BSA CM (0) rev Rhodesia 1896 (Tpr. T.G.A. Miller, Matab. Rle. Fce.)
CGH GSM (1) Bechuanaland (Lieut. T.G.A. Miller. Intell. Dept.)
QSA (1) CC (Lieut: T.G.A. Miller, D.E.O.V.Rif:)
1914-15 Star (285 Cpl. T.G.A. Miller. 2/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F.)
BWM (285 Pte. T.G.A. Miller. 2/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F.)
VM (285 Cpl. T.G.A. Miller. 2-L.H.R. A.I.F.)

Lieutenant Thomas George Alexander Miller, born July 1869, the son of Sir Thomas Macdonald Miller, 4th Baronet, and the brother of Sir William Frederick Miller, 5th Baronet, and Francis Macdonald Miller; served in the Matabeleland campaign, the Bechuanaland campaign, and in the Boer War; subsequently emigrated to Rockhampton, Queensland; enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 20.8.1914, and served during the Great War with 'B' Squadron, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment (severely wounded); returned to Australia, 17.10.1916; died, 28.6.1939.

Estimate £800 to £1,200

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Cape Colony 4 years 4 months ago #42009

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The group to Surgeon General W H McNamara from the next Spink auction


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A Fine 1898 'Sudan' C.B., 1901 'South Africa' C.M.G. Group of Eight to Surgeon-General W.H. McNamara, Royal Army Medical Corps, Principal Medical Officer in Both the Sudan and South Africa

CB mil b/b
CMG b/b
Egypt (1) Tel-El-Kebir (Surgn Maj: W.H. McNamara A.M. Dept.)
Queen's Sudan (Lt. Col: W.H. McNamara. R.A.M.C.)
QSA (1) CC (Surgn: Genl: W.H. McNamara, M.D., C.B., C.M.G., R.A.M.C.)
KSA (2) (Surg: Genl. W.H. McNamara, M.D., C.B., C.M.G., R.A.M.C.)
Khedive's Star 1882
Khedive's Sudan (2) The Atbara, Khartoum (Colonel W.H. McNamara. R.A.M.C.), contemporarily engraved in sloping sans-serif capitals,

C.B. London Gazette 15.11.1898 Colonel William Henry McNamara, M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps
'In recognition of services in Egypt and the Sudan, including the Battles of Atbara and Khartum.'

C.M.G. London Gazette Colonel William Henry McNamara, M.D., F.R.C.S.I., C.B.
'In recognition of services in South Africa'

Surgeon-General William Henry McNamara, C.B., C.M.G. (1846-1915), born Corbally, Limerick, Ireland; educated at Queen's College Cork and Ledwich School of Medicine, Dublin; qualified as M.D. at Queen's University of Ireland, 1867; appointed Surgeon, Army Medical Department, later the same year; posted for service with the 106th Foot, 1868; Surgeon Major 1879, 'he served in the Egyptian war of 1882, with the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers... In the Nile expedition of 1898 he served as Principal Medical Officer at first of the British brigade, afterwards of the British division, was present in the actions of the Atbara river and of Omdurman, was mentioned in dispatches in the London Gazette of May 24th and September 30th, 1898... In South Africa he served from 1899 to 1902, at first as Assistant Principal Medical Officer afterwards as Principal Medical Officer of the lines of communication, was mentioned in the London Gazette of April 16th, 1901 and July 29th, 1902' (British Medical Journal, Obituary refers); made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 1881; advanced Brigade Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel, 1893; granted local rank of Surgeon-General whilst acting as Principal Medical Officer in South Africa from, 17.4.1900; retired 1905; and lived in Ealing for the latter part of his life.
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tossing this one into the mix... 849 Pte G. Dalgetty, Marshall's Horse

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