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DCMs for the Boer War 1 year 5 months ago #88597

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The pair to Sgt McKechnie sold for a hammer price of GBP 1,800. Total GBP 2,318. R 48,460. AUD 3,910. NZD 4,290. CAD 3,610. USD 2,690. EUR 2,510
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William Marsden was my great grandfather, I have a picture of him in his uniform and letters written from Pretoria whilst he was serving in the Boer war to one of his children. I know his medals were recently sold in Australia, no idea how they ended up the other side of the world!
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DCM VR (67992 Serjt: R. O. H. Griffiths. R.F.A.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (67992 Cpl. R. O. H. Griffiths, 86th. Bty: R.F.A.)

DCM London Gazette 27 September 1901. MID London Gazette 10 September 1901.

QSA verified on WO100/143p221 and on WO100/143p236.
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DCM VR (3125 Pte R. Allen Leicester Regt);
[ QSA (3) ];
[ KSA (2) ]

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Richard Allen's DCM was announced in the London Gazette dated 27th September 1901 and was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette dated 8th February 1901. With 3 copied pages of service record, he was born in Chesterfield, enlisted 26/9/91, to AR 26/9/98, recalled 13/11/99, served South Africa 24/1/00 to 23/8/02, to AR 21/4/03. Issued QSA 3 clasps Belfast, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek and KSA.
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[DCM ];
[ Queen's Sudan ];
[ QSA (4) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, SA01 ];
Khedive Sudan (1) Khartoum (67953. Gr. N. Mc.Leod. 37th. Fd. Bty. R.A.) contemporarily engraved naming.

DCM London Gazette 27 September 1901.

Norman Henry McLeod was born on the Isle of Harris, where a ‘Norman McLeod’ was the father of Harris tweed, and a tailor by trade, attested for the Royal Artillery in 1888, aged 21. He went absent without leave twice in 1889 and was imprisoned for 20 days. In 1895 he qualified as a 'Master Tailor to a battery of Artillery'. He served with 37th Field Battery Royal Field Artillery during the Sudan campaign (Approximately 71 Khedive's Sudan Medals awarded to 37th Field Battery, R.F.A.) and was posted to 65th Battery.

He subsequently served with the Artillery in South Africa during the Boer War (entitled to a Queen’s South Africa Medal with clasps for Paardeberg, Driefontein, Cape Colony and South Africa 1901), was promoted Bombardier in April 1900, and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

He was discharged in August 1901 and was admitted as an In-Pensioner at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, in 1944.

He died at Hornchurch, Essex, in 1946.
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The DCM, QSA and KSA group to Cpl J N Waugh, RGA, who was attached to the Supply and Transport Corps is here.
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