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DCMs for the Boer War 1 year 7 months ago #87368

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I think this will sell high just because it is balloons. This man didn’t go up in a balloon and as QM probably didn’t do anything brave, but got a DCM. It’s a regular RE award but watch it go for 5 figures.
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Ryan,

It will be fascinating to see how this one sells.
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The trio fo Sgt Wellman sold for a hammer price of £12,000. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £14,880. R295,200. Au$25,490. Can$23,180. US$17,420
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DCM VR (3439 Pte. D. Donaghue. W. Riding Regt.)

London Gazette 27 September 1901; Army Order 15 of 1902.

Abbott states that he was wounded at Clocolan on 22 December 1900 and that he served with the Burma Mounted Infantry, a unit raised from three companies of 100 men from the 2nd Battalions of three regiments then serving in Burma: the Essex Regiment, the Durham Light Infantry and the West Riding Regiment. As they left Rangoon on 24 January 1900 a Burmese lady presented each man with a pink rose, the Burmese emblem of good luck and success.

Sold for a hammer price of £1,600. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £1,984. R39,400. Au$3,400. Can$3,090. US$2,320
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DCM Ed VII (87130 Gnr: J. McGlade. R.G.A.) fitted with replacement suspension claw

London Gazette 27 September 1901; Army Order 15 of 1902.

Abbott states that he served with 17 Company, Western Division, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Sold for a hammer price of £700. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £868. R17,200. Au$1,490. Can$1,350. US$1,020
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DCM EdVII (Pte. J. Mackenchine, Thorneycroft’s M.I.);
QSA (5) Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (2554 Serjt: J. B. McKechnie. Thorneycroft’s M.I.) surname lightly rubbed on the first, suspension bar ends slightly distorted on the second

DCM recommendation submitted to the King, 3 August 1901; LG, 27 September 1901; Army Order 15 of 1902 (given throughout as Mackenchine); MID LG 16 April 1901, p.2612 (Mackechnie). John Brown McKechnie/Mackechnie attested for Thorneycroft’s Mounted Infantry at Pietermaritzburg on 27 October 1899, declaring previous service with the Cape Yeomanry (time expired).

He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant, at his own request, at Standerton on 9 November 1900.
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