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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 3 days ago #79080

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I just rec'd this email and copying it here just in case..... I am sorry I did not know him though..... M.

IN MEMORIUM PETER DIGBY

Peter was born on 15th November 1945.

Peter passed away at the Le Vern care home on Friday, 8th October 2021.

He was a member of the Transvaal Scotish for many years. He was responsible for establishing the Regimental Museum.

He was a house master at Pretoria Boys High for many years.
He ran the book department for Stephan Weltz successfully for a number of years.
He wrote many articles on Military Medals.
He was chairman of the Military Medal Society.
He was chairman of the Military badge collector’s society.

His book Pyramids and Poppies stands proud as monument to the SA Infantry Brigade, In Libya, France and Flanders 1915-1919.

Funeral will be on Friday, 15th October 2021. More details to follow.

MICHAEL KAPLAN
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Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591
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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 3 days ago #79084

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Sorry to read this. I met Peter Digby at the Transvaal Scottish HQ years ago, and was given a guided tour of the museum. Also had occasional contact with him through the MMSSA. He was certainly a prominent figure in military history and medal circles in SA.
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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 3 days ago #79087

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Sad to hear.

Peter visited me several times in the days when he used to visit London regularly.
He was passionate about his subject (especially the Transvaal Scottish) and a fountain of knowledge.

During his time at Stephan Welz he was always incredibly helpful, and ensured that fragile items were, without fail, delivered to me safely.

He will be missed.

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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 3 days ago #79090

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A name a I knew from the MMSSA.

I met him by chance once at an OMRS Convention when he was kind enough to introduce himself to me and compliment me on the Gazetteer.
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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 2 days ago #79108

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Good day to All

I hope that everyone is well.

The memorial service details have been confirmed as follows:

Venue: Doves Randburg 147 Malibongwe drive
Date: 15/10/2021
Time: 13:00pm

Please feel free to attend and join us to pay our final respects to Peter Digby, born on the 15/11/1945 and passed away on the 08/10/2021.

MICHAEL KAPLAN
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In memoriam: Peter Digby 1 week 1 hour ago #79188

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Thank you for posting the note Mike. I knew Peter from when I still lived in South Africa and a member of the now defunct MMSSA. His book on the 1st SAI Brigade, is a valuable part of my library.
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