Rory, no, I am not a medal collector - I only have one QSA to a trooper in the JMR and a handful of ABOs which I bought on occasions when I was feeling unusual...
I'm working on a book about the Spioenkop campaign 17-27 Jan 1900 and the letters from Fred Talbot are good eyewitness accounts which aren't previously in print.
If you have any images or sources to share, I'd be most grateful!
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.