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Relief of Ladysmith 5 years 1 month ago #20389

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The QSA to 5055 Pte. F. T. Langrish, Devon. Regt.)


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Private A. Langrish, 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment, died of dysentery at Frere, Natal, on 31 December 1899.
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Relief of Ladysmith 4 years 11 months ago #21492

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QSA to Gunner H Hindes, 66th battery RFA, killed in action at Colenso on 15th December 1899.




It is a new acquisition and I actually went to the gun emplacements during my last visit to SA, amazing, for me that is.

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Relief of Ladysmith 4 years 11 months ago #21508

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Doug

Congratulations on a great addition to your collection. It is great pity that the area near the site of the Colenso guns has been spoilt by human activity. A clear view across the Tugela and a decent memorial was all that was required.

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Relief of Ladysmith 4 years 11 months ago #21511

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A wonderful addition Doug. To have stood where he must have stood (albeit the view these days isn't that authentic :( ) is a wonderful experience and add much to the intrinsic value of the medal.
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Brett

Yes, a great pity and what for really! I did have some material with me that gave the impression of the place at the time. An amazing tactical error and such bravery afterwards, but a day in the life at the time.

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Relief of Ladysmith 4 years 11 months ago #21527

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Hi everybody

Herewith the 3 Colenso casualty QSA's in my collection. Fortunately they were acquired many years ago with a much stronger Rand!
I visited the gun site some 30 years ago when there were less modern encroachments.

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