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Modder River 4 years 6 months ago #11863

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A clasp inscribed "Modder River" will be granted to all troops under Lieutenant-General Lord Methuen's command who were north of Honey Nest Kloof (exclusive) and south of Magersfontein ridge (exclusive) on November 28th, 1899.

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Modder River 4 years 6 months ago #11904

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The group to Cpl Newns, ASH.

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Details of sales of MR clasps courtesy of DNW:

DNW lot 861, 27 June 2012. Major W. N. Fraser, Army Pay Department, late Highland Light Infantry. QSA (1) MR (Lieut., 1/High. L.I.); 1914-15 Star (Capt., A.P.D.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.). Sold for £550

DNW lot 178, 30 March 2011. Corporal T. Newns, ASH. QSA (1) MR (6560 Corl., A. & S. Highrs.); Coronation 1911 (Sergt. T. W. Newns); Special Constabulary Long Service, G.V.R., 1st issue (Sergt. Thomas W. Newns). Sold for £220

DNW lot 368, 16 September 2010. QSA (1) MR (3616 Pte. R. Thomson, A. & S. Highrs.).
Sold for £300

DNW lot 282, 7 July 2010. QSA (1) MR (1982 Cr. Sjt. D. Christison, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £750

DNW lot 349, 13 December 2007. QSA (1) MR (3844 Pte. J. Scott, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £410

DNW lot 396, 6 December 2006. QSA (1) MR (4085 Pte. J. McCluskey, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £240

DNW lot 609, 6 July 2004. Sergeant-Major J. Alexander, Highland Light Infantry. QSA (1) MR (3506 Serjt., Highland L.I.); KSA (2) (3506 Serjt., Highland L.I.); 1914-15 Star (3506 C.Sjt. (A.S.Mjr., High. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (W.O.Cl.1, High. L.I.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (3506 C.Sjt., H.L.I.). Sold for £700

DNW lot 272, 4 December 2001. QSA (1) MR (4127 Pte. W. Pell, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £130

DNW lot 273, 4 December 2001. QSA (1) MR (3730 Pte. T. Jackson, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £180

DNW lot 700, 17 September 1999. QSA (1) MR (3147 Pte. G. Franks, A. & S. Highrs.). Sold for £160

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Modder River 4 years 6 months ago #11906

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders seems to be a favourite at DNW. :)

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Frank,

The number of ASH medals is odd. Looking at the casualty figures, you might have expected a more even distribution of single clasp MRs.



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The casualty roll from The Times, 4 Dec 99:






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