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Spioenkop - Imperial Light Infantry 8 years 10 months ago #13054

  • Brett Hendey
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Henk

I had tried to imagine what your revelation about Hirst would be, but it still came as a complete surprise! Yet another amazing story revealed by medals from the Boer War! Since I usually like the stories of the men more than their medals, I would still pay as much for Hirst's QSA, and then add a bit more for the KSA. Do you have anything on Hirst's post-war life? Presumably, he never saw either the ILI casualty roll or the memorial.

I have not checked, but I suppose there might have been ILI men listed as 'missing' after the Battle of Spioenkop, one of whom was misidentified as Hirst.

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Brett

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