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Belfast 2 years 6 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 2 months 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 2 months 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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Belfast 2 years 2 months ago #55621

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:woohoo: Unknown as a single clasp to Colonial Units according to MG Hibbard in a paper presented to the Second South African Numismatic Convention in 1964.
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.
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Belfast 2 years 2 months ago #55625

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I had a look for "3709 Tpr. W.Cope SALH" in the Palmer casualty roll and no luck. I had a look in my Cavalry CD and there are only x2 "W.Copes" on that; 4314 Cpl and 4615 Pte and both from 12th Lancers. A mystery, indeed.
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Adrian,

That is certainly intriguing. Belfast is his sole entitlement on the SALH roll.

There are other W Copes on the roll but none appear to be him.

I cannot locate any information on his demise. He is not listed on the SALH nominal roll either.

I did think the 'killed' may have related to the man below Cope on the roll and, while there was a man of this name who died, he was from the WRR.
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