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Statuettes of 4 Boer War commanders 1 year 9 months ago #71631

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Robert Kekewich
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Statuettes of 4 Boer War commanders 1 year 9 months ago #71632

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Elmarie and Paul,

Thank you very much for the input to this thread.

No, I has not seen the memoir by his sister. I wonder why she published it 20 years after his death?

I am thinking that the statuette for Kimberley is of French rather than Kekewich but this is only a hunch.
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David,

I'm sure you're right and it is French. He would fit better with the series and it looks like him too! I am trying to find the original ad for confirmation. Poor old Kekewich got very little recognition in the press back home and was rather overshadowed by Rhodes.

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From Gentlewoman - Saturday 08 December 1900. Roberts, Kitchener, Baden-Powell, Buller and FRENCH. No sign of poor old Kekewich.

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DunnBoer,

Many thanks for this original advertisement for the statuettes. In looking at the three siege commanders, they manufacturers decided to commemorate just one.

I will write the NAM and suggest the cataloguing of one of their statuette is incorrect.

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David
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Note that the advert says
Models of other Generals will shortly be completed
So there may be others in a full set.
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