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Defence of Mafeking 8 months 4 weeks ago #65644

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OJW are offering QSA (1) Defence of Mafeking (W. Birch, Mafeking Town Guard) in their September sale.
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Defence of Mafeking 1 month 3 weeks ago #68583

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QSA (1) Defence of Mafeking (L. Schreiber. Mafeking Town Gd:),

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Defence of Mafeking 1 month 3 weeks ago #68584

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L.Schreiber was an interesting chap. Colin Walker's Mafeking Siege Register shows he served in Section A of the TG and was a clerk in Col. Green's office. The Siege Register shows him as a Resident Member of Mafeking Freemasons and organist at their meetings. He was attached to the staff of the Chief Paymaster as local auditor on 15 shillings a day. Later he switched duties and became examiner of books. Schrieber was on the committee for B-P presentation. I am not sure what that means.
A good example of the local talent present in Mafeking during the siege.
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As an aside, I must compliment Spink's photographer for the quality of the illustrations posted recently. Would that IL could do similarly!
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Defence of Mafeking 1 month 3 weeks ago #68585

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IL,

That is very interesting and 15s a day doesn't sound too bad, being three times the rate for a Colonial soldier.

Yes, I think we would all like to be able to photograph like this but it would be great one day to be able to see the naming too.
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DNW sold this QS last week for a hammer price of GBP 1700.

QSA (1) Defence of Mafeking (St.-Serjt: W. Storey. Mafeking Town Gd:)

W. Storey served with the Railway Division Staff at the Defence of Mafeking.


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