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Medals to the Border Regiment 2 years 4 months ago #81343

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1899 QSA 5 clasps Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, OFS, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal to 284 Pte J.A. Jones 1st Border Regt, number, rank, initials and start of surname officially re-impressed, good very fine.

With 5 copied pages of service record, John Alexander Jones was born in Rathfriland, enlisted 12/12/82, served India and Burma, various court martials and imprisonments, was wounded in the scalp during the attack on Spion Kop 22/1/00, discharged 11/12/03, also issued KSA.
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Queen’s Mediterranean (Major. R. Dixon, 4/Bord: Rgt:) engraved naming.

Sold this afternoon for a hammer price of £1,300. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £1,674. R31,400. Au$2,840. Can$2,680. US$2,130
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QSA (5) CC TH OFS RoL Tr (5996 Pte H Simpson Bord Regt)
KSA (2) (5996 Pte H Simpson Bord Regt)

Described as: A South Africa pair to '5996 Pte H Simpson Bord Regt', Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps and King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.

QSA verified on WO100/186p302. KSA verified on WO100/332p76.
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QSA (3) "Natal", "Orange Free State", and "Transvaal" (5911 PTE J.W. CUSSONS. I: BORD: REGT)

QSA verified on WO100/186p253.

SA01 on WO100/186p330. Supplementary roll notes deceased. Died of disease. Elandsfontein, 18 November 1901
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DSO VR;
Queen's Sudan;
QSA (2) Cape Colony, Relief of Ladysmith;
Ottoman Empire, Order of Osmanieh, 4th Class, breast badge, silver and enamels with rosette;
Khedive’s Sudan (2) Hafir, Sudan 1897

Dominic Winter says the recipient’s full-size medal group was sold by Liverpool Medals in 2004.

DSO London Gazette: 17 November 1896 MID London Gazette: 3 November 1896 MID London Gazette: 8 February 1902

Robert Henry Gage Heygate (1859-1923) was born in London and was the son of Sir Francis W. Heygate, 2nd Baronet. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst before being commissioned in the 34th (The Border Regiment) Foot in 1878 (Ensign), he advanced to Lieutenant in 1880 and Captain in 1886. He was employed on the Staff, Egyptian Army from 1893-98 and served in the Dongala Expedition of 1896 including operations in Hafir where he was mentioned in despatches. Heygate served in the Boer War and was severely wounded in the Battle of Colenso. He became Lieutenant-Colonel in 1904 commanding 1st Border Regiment and he retired from service in 1909 but was employed under the War Office during WWI from 1914-16.
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