QSA clasps Cape Colony ,Orange Free State ,South Africa 1902 awarded to 9101 Pte J Cuthbert 3rd Active Service Section ,1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Highlanders. Dundee Tribute Medal for Volunteers from Dundee Who served in South Africa . Confirmed on the roll And. Picture of Cuthbert is in the Book " The Muster Roll of Angus "
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Good heavens, what smashing items for a gentleman who had such short service, a 21 year old iron turner, he was discharged in August 1902 after only joining the Militia in January and gave his next of kin as his father John Cuthbert of 143 Victoria Road Dundee.
A superb QSA in lovely untouched condition and the silver medallion too, I wonder if he wore this latter as a watch fob?
I would be very pleased with those if I were you, love the "government" type tartan too!
Thanks Frank for obsevations ,the good thing about Dundee related medals is that many of the old streets where the Soldiers lived are still standing so its possible to have a look at Victoria Road today. The local library is also a great source of info
Here is a Dundee QSA and tribute pair that I have:
7556 PTE. Norman Magnus WELSH, VOL: COY. RL. HIGHLDRS:
Scotland, Silver Dundee Tribute Medal. Presented to Dundee citizens who volunteered for service in South Africa. Engraved designs and inscriptions. Type 1 1900. Unnamed as issued. Reference: Hibbard C6; Hern 832; and
Queen's South Africa Medal. Clasps: CAPE COLONY, WITTEBERGEN, SOUTH AFRICA 1901. Named to: 7556 PTE. N.M. WELSH, VOL: COY. RL. HIGHLDRS:"
The SA 1901 clasp is loose.
Norman Magnus Welsh lived at 32 Dura Street, Dundee.
The Dundee Tribute Medal is in good condition without damage. A claw mounting for a ring has been privately fitted to the metal, attached to which is a silver fob chain. The claw is not tight and moves around the rim. Diameter of medal 38.0 mm. Mass of medal 23.5 gm. Length of chain 30 cm. Mass of medal with chain 48.1 gm. The medal is hallmarked for sterling silver Birmingham 1899. Each link of the chain is stamped for sterling silver. The bezel collar round the medal is thicker (4 mm) than the flan to which it is bonded.
Norman Magnus Welsh of 32 Dura Street Dundee volunteered for service in South Africa. He joined the 1st City of Dundee Volunteers which served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (the Black Watch). They arrived in South Africa in November 1899. He volunteered for a second term and his company was then probably attached to the 1st Battalion Black Watch. He would have received his SA 1901 clasp after the award of the QSA which would explain why this clasp is not attached.
The QSA and the clasps are confirmed on the Black Watch medal rolls. The award of the Tribute Medal is confirmed on the Muster-Roll of Angus where it states the he was made an honorary burger of Dundee (all recipients of this freedom also were presented with the Tribute Medal). There were 61 members of the 1st Dundee Volunteers. Their names are given on the 'Friends of Dundee City Archives' website. Welsh appears on the list and also in a photograph of some of the volunteers.
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