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Belfast 4 years 11 months ago #23507

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Meurig,

Well found Sir :)

Paul

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They should have used www.boerwarregister.com ;) - clasp confirmed on WO100/177p142

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I had a quick look through the roll too thinking he may be missing/incorrect in the index but still no look.

Should the catalogue have listed his QSA as unconfirmed/awaiting confirmation perhaps?

"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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Belfast 3 years 1 month ago #48554

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Single clasp Belfasts to the 10th Hussars are surprisingly popular. Lockdales just sold another to 4111 Sgt W Beale for £180 (hammer). Beale died of disease 31 Mar 1901 in Newcastle. I cannot see an SA01 clasp on the rolls.

His Belfast is listed on WO100/116p115.
Dr David Biggins

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Belfast 2 years 9 months ago #51451

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Goodday, Frank and other Forum members
I have a single clsp Belfast medal to 2198 Pte J Conolly KRRC
Can the team confirm which W/O to check the medal roll, and can anyone confirm that this was the only bar Conolly was entitled to??
Seems he was a very late entrant into the fray here in South Africa.
Any further info about this veteran and whether he was at the battle of Berg & Dal at Dalmanutha Farm / Station would be welcome.
I visited the site of the battle in June 2016 and one gets an airy feeling standing there surveying the terrain and reading the names of the fallen.
regards Evyn

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Belfast 2 years 9 months ago #51454

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WO100/196 page 19 shows your man as with a single "Belfast" clasp on his QSA. Marginal note says "From 2nd. Div , no further information, Home, time expired". (The "2nd. Div." I might have misinterpreted, hard to read). Nevertheless, a nice medal.
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Belfast 2 years 9 months ago #51462

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It certainly would have been a scarce single clasp had Conolly not returned home on the 1st of June 1901, so he was further entitled to the South Africa 1901 clasp, as clearly shown in the supplementary volume of WO100/196.

FSburgher wrote: Goodday, Frank and other Forum members
I have a single clsp Belfast medal to 2198 Pte J Conolly KRRC
Can the team confirm which W/O to check the medal roll, and can anyone confirm that this was the only bar Conolly was entitled to??
Seems he was a very late entrant into the fray here in South Africa.
Any further info about this veteran and whether he was at the battle of Berg & Dal at Dalmanutha Farm / Station would be welcome.
I visited the site of the battle in June 2016 and one gets an airy feeling standing there surveying the terrain and reading the names of the fallen.
regards Evyn

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Belfast 2 years 9 months ago #51463

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Evyn,

His clasps are Belfast and SA01 as IL and Frank say.

With regards to the text in the QSA roll, I think that says from 2nd Btn which would make sense as he is listed on the 1st KRRC roll. The second battalion was in SA from October 1899 so I am not clear why he received only these clasps. No service papers extant I'm afraid.

A very nice medal.
Dr David Biggins
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