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Belfast 2 years 8 months ago #51465

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Morning Evyn

Service papers are available on FmP under the surname "ConNolly".

He went to SA in March 1900, posted to 2nd bn in May (bit of a discrepancy in dates here, who did he serve with in March & April?), transferred to 1st battalion in July 1900. Papers state clasps Belfast & SA01 as on the medal rolls. But one would imagine he should have CC or Natal at least to cover the months March-July. A close reading of the 2nd bn roll may reveal his name - the Ancestry index is not accurate.

Connolly also served in India earning an IGS "NE Frontier 1891".

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Belfast 2 years 8 months ago #51467

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I think WO363 certainly makes for interesting reading, he was recalled to the Army on the 10th of March , with service shown in South Africa from the 24th of that same month and we can presume, perhaps, not unfairly, unless an error has occurred that he was, indeed, posted to the 2nd Battalion on the 5th of May.
That does give six weeks or so, unaccounted for, but, quite frankly, the issue I would certainly have as a collector, would be, whether or not I had actually bought the medal as a single clasp and had actually paid the price for such a medal.
If I had, I would be most unhappy when it is very clearly not a single clasp medal, notwithstanding, I would be reasonably satisfied as his entitlement is verified in his papers, even though there remains a chance it is incorrect, if it was issued from the mint to him.
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Belfast 2 years 7 months ago #52000

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From the last Lockdales sale,

QSA (1) Belfast (4206 Pte. A.Ware 10th Hussars). Roll confirms bar and that he was attached to the 5th Dragoons. Hammer £110.
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Belfast 2 years 5 months ago #53396

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QSA (1) Belf (C Hall, West Leicester Regt).

Spink Circular, June 1971 £12.50.

Not sure why it was West Leicester Regt?

He is listed for this sole clasp on WO100/177p35. 5818 Pte. Invalided Oct 1900.
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Belfast 2 years 1 month ago #55504

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Picture courtesy of DNW

Listed as a single Belmont but clearly a Belfast clasp.

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Belmont (27239. Sapr. D. C. Chivers. R.E.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (27239. Sapr. D. C. Chivers. R.E.); 1914-15 Star (41072 Dvr: D. C. Chivers. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (41072 Dvr. D. C. Chivers. R.E.)

The recipient also earned the CC clasp.
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Belfast 2 years 3 weeks ago #55617

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Hi

I have a QSA named to 3709 Tpr W Cope, SA Light Horse, single clasp Belfast. The roll extract shows him originating from the 5th Lancers, and a handwritten note "Killed". However I cannot find any reference to him, or his death.

This would comprise a very rare single clasp Belfast QSA to a colonial unit.

Any help would be appreciated.

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