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Cape Colony 3 years 6 months ago #45414

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Group to Col R B McComb, ASC


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[CB]
Egypt (0) (D. A. C. Genl., C. & T. C.)
QSA (1) CC (Lieut: Col., C.B., A.S.C.) official correction to post-nominals and unit
KSA (2) (Col., C.B. A.S.C.)
Khedive Star

Colonel Robert Brophy McComb was born on 22 Nov 1885 and was first commissioned on 31 Jan 1880 having 14 years, 254 days Departmental Service. He was present on the Egyptian Expedition of 1882; Bechuanaland Expedition, 1884-5; Operations in Zululand, 1888; South Africa War 1899-1902 on Staff as Deputy Adjutant General, 1899- Jun 1900, afterwards Assistant Adjutant General Jun 1900 to Apr 1902, including operations in Cape Colony, Despatches, London Gazette 10 Sept 1901 and CB. He retired in 1902 and was temporarily employed during WW1 as Brevet Colonel from 6 Aug 1914. McComb died on 18 Nov 1925.
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Cape Colony 3 years 6 months ago #45498

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Not sure that this should appear here as it is a single clasp CC QSA but with entitlement to other clasps.


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Private J. C. Beavan, Natal Rangers, late Cameron Highlanders

Queen’s Sudan (2360 Pte., 1/Cam. Hrs.)
QSA (1) CC (2760 Pte., 1 Cam’n. H’drs.)
Natal 1906 (1) (Pte., Natal Rangers)
Khedive’s Sudan (2) The Atbara, Khartoum (2760 Pte., 1 Cam. Highrs.)

Private J. C. Beavan, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, late served in ‘B’ Division South African Constabulary. Additionally entitled to the clasps ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal’ when serving with the S.A.C.
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Cape Colony 3 years 5 months ago #45944

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The campaign group to Capt Archibald Little, Bulawayo FF and PAVG.


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CGHGSM (1) Basutoland (Corp. A. Little. P.A.V.G.)
BSA Company Medal reverse Rhod 1896 (Scout A. Little. Staff. B.F.F.)
QSA (1) CC (Captain A. Little.)

Only three scouts shown on the roll of the Staff B.F.F. for Rhodesia 1896, including Little and the American scout F. R. Burnham, author of Scouting on Two Continents.
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Cape Colony 3 years 4 months ago #46312

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QSA (1) CC (Rev. F. H. Beaven, C. to F.);
BWM and VM (Ch. Gen. F. H. Beaven)



Frederic Hicks Beaven was born in Rodwell, Caine, Wiltshire on 11 April 1855, the eldest son of Christopher Beaven. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne and University College, Durham. Was Curate of St. Martin’s, Brighton, 1878. Served as Vicar of Newborough, Staffordshire, 1881-85; Vicar of St. Chad’s, Stafford, 1885-87 and Vicar of St. Pail’s, Burton-on-Trent, 1887-1901. Acting Chaplain to the Forces in South Africa, 1900. In 1903 he was appointed Archdeacon of Matabeleland and in 1908 was appointed Dean of Salisbury (Rhodesia). Served as Bishop of Southern Rhodesia, 1910-25 and during the war was Chaplain General of the Rhodesian Forces. Retiring from his bishopric, he then served as Rector of Thelnetham, Suffolk, 1925-26. With copied research including MIC
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Cape Colony 3 years 2 months ago #47224

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GCHGSM (1) Transkei (Pte. A.H. Nande [sic]., Worcester Burg.)
QSA (1) CC (A.H. Naude. A.P.D.)

Approximately 14 ‘Transkei’ clasps to Unit.
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QSA (1) CC (80 Ordly L. Baxter St John Amb Bde)
St John Ambulance Brigade Medal (180 Pte L. Baxter Wellingborough Corps)

With St John Ambulance cross named Leonard Baxter No 7439.

Lot 38
Estimate £400
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