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Relief of Ladysmith 6 years 1 month ago #21529

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Very nice! Any way of finding out the crew for each gun?

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Relief of Ladysmith 6 years 1 month ago #21531

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Doug,

I have not seen that information anywhere so it will be interesting to see if anyone else has.

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Relief of Ladysmith 5 years 5 months ago #26361

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Does anyone know what happened here?

Lot 218
Date of Auction: 25th March 2015
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Relief of Ladysmith (Lieut. C. B. Schreiber, R.F.A.) good very fine £180-220
Sold for £3,800


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Relief of Ladysmith 5 years 5 months ago #26363

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The information missing from the description:

He was killed in action at the battle of Colenso, December 15th, 1899. He was the son of Percy Schreiber, of the Royal Scots. He was born December 1873, and entered the Royal Artillery, from the Lancashire Artillery Militia, July 1895, being promoted Lieutenant July 1898. He proceeded to South Africa with his battery in October 1899, and served with the Natal Field Force. At the battle of Colenso Lieutenant Schreiber was instantaneously killed. He was mentioned in despatches, LG, February 8th, 1901, (See Captain Goldie)
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I assume you mean with the estimate? I did ask and there should have been a "0" on the end!! I did go for it, but was outbid!

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Doug,

It was catalogued as an innocuous RFA QSA but was far from that.

Its a shame you were unsuccessful.
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