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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 3 years 5 months ago #28987

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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 10 months 2 weeks ago #56669

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ABO (Veldkornet A. G. Coulson.). DNW December 2017

He was present during operations at Mafeking, Magersfontein, and Frederickstad.

He was taken Prisoner of War at Kaffirskraal.


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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 9 months 1 day ago #57131

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Dear djb,

I am delighted to have come across this photograph of the Anglo-Boer War medal for Albert George Coulson. I am compiling a family history for my Coulson family and AG Coulson was my great-uncle, the brother of my great-grandfather, Exton Aubrey Coulson who also served in the war (about which I can find absolutely nothing other than a note in my great grandfather's (x2) memoir). I have broad information on "Archie's" capture at Kafferskraal and internment in India at Ahmednagar concentration camp in India and I am so pleased to be able to include this photograph of his medal in my (very informal) history. I knew that he was involved in the siege of Mafeking but not about Magersfontein and Frederickstad.
May I ask how it is that you know that this particular medal is Albert George Coulson's medal - please forgive me for what may seem like a very stupid question but I'm completely unversed in the matters of war and medals and would be very interested to know how you have come across this medal or the photograph of the medal. With my thanks, in anticipation.

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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 9 months 1 day ago #57134

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Potchcoulsons wrote: May I ask how it is that you know that this particular medal is Albert George Coulson's medal - please forgive me for what may seem like a very stupid question but I'm completely unversed in the matters of war and medals and would be very interested to know how you have come across this medal or the photograph of the medal. With my thanks, in anticipation.


His name and Rank will have been impressed around the edge of the medal......

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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 9 months 6 hours ago #57145

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Potchcoulsons,

That is in no way a stupid question. If you have a look at this page, you can see an example of how the medals are named on the rim.

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/surname-m/179...rederik-burger#52022

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Coulson, Albert George. Veldkornet 9 months 6 hours ago #57146

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Potchcoulsons,

The Pretoria archives will hold the form he completed to apply for his medal. This is where the information about his service was sourced.

Researchers can obtain a copy for you at a cost, for example Audrey (details in Contacts on the top menu).

The medal was sold at DNW last month. In cases such as this, it is not uncommon for family members to write to DNW asking them to forward an email to the buyer asking whether they would consider selling the medal back to the family.

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