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Medals to the FID 3 months 2 weeks ago #68347

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QSA (1) Natal (Captain H.C.Simpson. F.I.D.)

Not located on roll of Field Intelligence Department, however, in the book titled 'Fields of Battle: Terrain in Military History' edited by P.Doyle, and Matthew R.Bennett it states, 'On arrival on this front, Buller set up a Field Intelligence Department including Captain A. Kenny Herbert and Captain H.C.Simpson which compiled a map of the area along the Tugela which had to be taken to advance to Ladysmith.'

Contrary to what Noble state, his QSA is listed on WO100/301p58.
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Medals to the FID 3 months 2 weeks ago #68348

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The Buxton FID book shows him as having the clasps Natal and SA 1901. I also had a look at Tpr. Way (RofL and Wepener) - with a similar result to yours.
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Medals to the FID 3 months 1 week ago #68391

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QSA (2) Cape Colony, Transvaal (Agent P. White. F.I.D.) Impressed.

Agent P.White medal and clasp entitlement confirmed on medal roll of Field Intelligence Department.
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Medals to the FID 2 months 4 weeks ago #68598

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Noble Numismatics sold the QSA to Captain Simpson for $400 and Agent White's medal for $240.
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In the next Spink sale is the QSA to Agent Pearce but there's no picture and no research or verification.

QSA (2) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (Agent F. Pearce. F.I.D.),

CC is listed on Wo100/301p65 and SA02 on WO100/301p118.
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