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Medals to Lord Strathcona's Horse (without raised dates) 4 years 2 months ago #54494

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Good Evening Everyone........

Just found a previously un-known QSA to Lord Strathcona's Horse on ebay......
Regretfully the bars are missing and from the pictures it looks like the dates have been chiselled off.....



Rare original Boer War "QSA - Queen South Africa Medal" that is named to "467 Pte H.C. Thompson" who served with the "Lord Strathcona's Horse". It comes with its original ribbon. Condition is very good. 

Entitled to the following bars: Natal / Orange Free State / Belfast

Big error though his name is Harold Christie THOMSON...... (No "P")

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He served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Scouts, was a member of the U.S. Army when he joined the Strathcona's.....

While with the Canadian Scouts he earned the bars..... CAPE COLONY / ORANGE FREE STATE / SOUTH AFRICA 1901 / SOUTH AFRICA 1902

Happy Bidding..... If you are going to.......

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Have you not come across this medal before, Mike?
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djb wrote: Have you not come across this medal before, Mike?


Hi David......

No this one is new to the market...... Have not seen any record of it before.......

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Here are his documents from LAC.......

www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-...aspx?IdNumber=12731&

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Have you Dr F.K. Mitchell's "scholarly analysis of the "Dated" Q.S.A, medal situation" in the Journal of the OMRS No 1 Vol 7 1968?

Apart from the memorable line
" I met another aged survivor of Lord Strathcona's Horse in Cape Town about 5 years ago. I forgot his name but his medal - which he declined to surrender to my collection!"
goes on to say
"was identical to Drever's :- dates tooled off; the same three properly studded bars obviously unofficially fixed to the suspender; the same characteristic naming" "he too was emphatic that he had received his medal on the parade directly from the hands of King Edward"

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David Grant wrote: Have you Dr F.K. Mitchell's "scholarly analysis of the "Dated" Q.S.A, medal situation" in the Journal of the OMRS No 1 Vol 7 1968?

Apart from the memorable line
" I met another aged survivor of Lord Strathcona's Horse in Cape Town about 5 years ago. I forgot his name but his medal - which he declined to surrender to my collection!"
goes on to say
"was identical to Drever's :- dates tooled off; the same three properly studded bars obviously unofficially fixed to the suspender; the same characteristic naming" "he too was emphatic that he had received his medal on the parade directly from the hands of King Edward"

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Hi David......

Yes I do have a copy of that article being a member of OMRS since 1972 I have all the journals except for one year which got lost in a move....... How only one year I have no idea.....

The three units that I have been trying to keep track of and kept a log of existent medals are: Strathcona's Horse, Canadian Scouts and Canadians in the South African Constabulary......

With regards to the Strathcona's I have records of: 59 Dated (4 other dated non Strathcona for a total of 63), 48 Ghost Dated, 31 where dates have been chiselled off and 3 late issues (Type 3 Reverse)......

The medals were issued without bars and some claims for bars go right up to 1910 before they were issued, the majority in 1903/05........

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