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Active service in the Boer War and Second World War 1 year 5 months ago #57844

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Highlighted in Medal News and from the Daily Sketch, 15 July 1944



There is more on Robert Scott here: www.angloboerwar.com/medals-and-awards/1...oss/231-scott-robert
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A lovely example for this thread from the next DNW auction:


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MBE 2nd, Civil
QSA (3) CC 01 02 (5290 Pte. R. H. Whittaker [sic]. 12th: Rl: Lancers);
BWM and Mercantile Marine Medals (Richard H. Whitaker) MMWM officially renamed;
1939-45 Star;
Atlantic Star;
Africa Star (1) North Africa 1942-43;
Pacific Star;
WM 1939-45

MBE London Gazette 4 January 1944, Richard Henry Whitaker, Esq, Chief Steward, Merchant Navy.

Richard Henry Whitaker was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in November 1880. He served as a Private with the 12th Lancers during the Second Boer War, prior to his long and extensive service with the Merchant Navy. Whitaker served as Steward in Charge with the S.S. Howrata during the Great War. He served as Chief Steward of M.V. Rangitata during the Second War. The Rangitata was a passenger and cargo ship built for the New Zealand Shipping Company at Clydebank in 1929. She was requisitioned as a personnel carrier in December 1939, and served as a passenger transport ship (including evacuating children from Britain to the USA) until 1941, when she was converted to a troopship with a capacity for 2,600 men. During the course of the war the Rangitata had several narrow escapes from German surface raiders and U-Boats.
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Described as:

Arthur Herbert Stevens
QSA Cc,OFS,Trans 5135 Pte A Stevens 18th Hussars
KSA 01& 02 as above
Both the 2 above Boer War medals have been re named to a high standard (over 100 years ago)
The details are correct to his original medals ,it is possible that he was not entitled to the CC bar
1914 star with original bar ,61 Cpl A Stevens 10th Hussars,these are officially impressed as issued (very low number),he joined the 10th Hussars 4/9/1907
WW11 defence medal (un named)
1911 Deli Dubar (un name )
GV LS & GC medal 53886 Srg A H Stevens 17th Lrs ,issued April 1922.offically Impreesed naming
GV1 MSM 53886 S/Srg A H Stevens 17/21st L,offically impressed naming
All medals on original ribbons & mounted for wear

Was born Islington,London 1881
Discharged 9/12/1925
Married Florance Betty Turner 12/12/1904
India 4/9/1907 - 6/11/1912
SA 7/11/12- 19/9/1914
BEF 6/10/1914 - 14/5/1915
BEF 31/3/1916- 6/10/1918
He was discharged by purchase from the 18th Hussars 8/4/1903 & served in rhe Boer War with them
For 1 year 298 days ,he was a Boot Maker when he enlisted on 24/2/1900 & served as a saddler in the 10th Hussars inww1

all the medals show light signs of being cleaned at some time)
Please note the QSA & KSA medals have been re named ( this was done a very long time ago)
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