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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 1 year 1 month ago #69204

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OBE 1st, Mil HM 1919;
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Transvaal (Lieut: C. C. Lamb, 2nd Rl: Highldrs.);
KSA (2) (Lieut: C. C. Lamb, Rl. Hgrs.);
British War Medal 1914-20 (Major. C. C. Lamb.);
Defence and War Medals 1939-45;
Special Constabulary Long Service Medal, GV (Claude C. Lamb)

OBE London Gazette 12 December 1919

Claude Carnegie Lamb was born in St Andrews, Fife on 8 January 1881 and was commissioned into the Black Watch as Second Lieutenant on 20 January 1900. Joining his battalion in South Africa in April 1900 and served with it throughout the War, having been promoted Lieutenant on 11 May 1901. Advanced to Captain on 8 November 1906, at the outbreak of the Great War he was serving as Adjutant of the 10th (Service) Battalion. Promoted Major on 1 September 1915, in 1916 he was attached to the 10th Sudanese Infantry Regiment and later that year he was appointed Brigade Major, South Midland Brigade and Tyne Garrison. Serving in the last post until 1919, in March 1920, he was appointed Adjutant of the 4th Black Watch (Territorial), a post he held until retiring. At the outbreak of the Second War, he was recalled to duty, serving as a Captain in the National Defence Companies from 16 July 1939, as Second in Command of the 9th Black Watch. On 1 May 1942, he retired due to old age but moved to Cheltenham to work with American H.Q. In 1944, he joined the Ministry of Pensions, serving for five years before retiring. He died in Cheltenham on 25 April 1963.

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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 8 months 2 weeks ago #72006

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QSA (4) OFS, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5520 Piper R. Thompson Rl Highrs)

Robert Thompson attested in 1894. On 13 May 1903, medals were presented to the Battalion by KEVII at Dalkeith Palace. 'As each man came to the King, H.M. presented him with his Medal. 33 Officers, 2 Warrant Officers, and 380 non-commissioned Officers and men were thus honoured by His Majesty.' Piper Thompson was among those so honoured (Black Watch Archives refers). In August 1904 the Regimental Band and seven Pipers sailed for Canada on board the S.S. Canada. They were specially engaged by the Directors of the Canadian National Exhibition for a two week engagement at Toronto to be followed by a 50 city concert tour throughout Canada. Piper Thompson was amongst those selected, and performed twice daily at cities and towns throughout Canada including Windsor, Brandon, Montreal, St. John, Halifax, Winnipeg, and Ottawa, before returning home on 9 October 1904.

Provenance: DNW 27 September 2016. Hammer of £480.
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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 5 months 3 weeks ago #74093

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This named miniature group is for sale on BidorBuy.

I sold the QSA as a single item back in 2011.

QSA (4) Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Capt. S. H. Eden, 1st Black Watch)

The group has been partially reconstructed. His full entitlement is:

CMG (1919)
DSO (LG 1 Jan 1917)
QSA (4) OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (Captain Black Watch)
1914-15 Star
BWM
VM & MID
France, Legion of Honour, 5th Class
Belgium, Order of the Crown, 5th Class

Schomberg Henley Eden, son of Henley Eden and grandson of the late Primate of Scotland, was born in Perth on 18 March 1873 and was educated at St Mark's School, Windsor. He was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion the Black Watch, from the 3rd Royal Scots Militia on 24 March 1897; and was promoted Lieutenant, December 1899; Captain, June 1903; Major, February 1915; and Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 1st Battalion on 15 September 1920.

He served in the South African War and received the Queen's Medal with four clasps. He was posted to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, as a Company Officer, and later as Commanding a Company, September 1912-15th March 1915. In the Great War he was Staff Captain and Brigade Major, March-October 1915; D.A.A. and Q.M.G. 19th Division, October 1915-December 1916; A.A. and Q.M.G. 55th Division, December 1916-May 1919. For his services he was awarded the C.M.G. and D.S.O., was made a Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 1 January 1918, and also received Belgian Order of the Crown, 5th Class, and Legion of Honour, 5th Class. In addition he was mentioned in despatches six times. Post-war he was employed as A.A. and Q.M.G., Rhine Armies, May 1919-June 1920. Placed on Half Pay in 1929, he died on 31 December 1934.
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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 2 months 1 week ago #75971

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QSA (4) Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5966 Pte D. Brown. Rl:Highrs:);
1914-15 Star (Lt. D. C. Brown. S.A.S.C-M.T,);
British War and bi-lingual Victory Medals, with MID (Lt. D. C. Brown.)

David Campbell Brown enlisted on 6 November 1914 with the South African Service Corps in No. 2 Special Motor Car Contingent and earned a 'mention' for service in German South West Africa (London Gazette 22 August 1918)

Sold for a hammer price of £240. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £298. R5,800. Au$520. Can$500. US$400
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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 1 month 2 weeks ago #76296

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In the next Lockdales sale are 13 QSAs to the Royal Highlanders.

QSA (2) CC OFS (834 Pte P Madden)
QSA (3) CC OSS Tr (2759 Pte C Dye)
QSA (3) CC Paard Drie (4320 Pte A C Dow)
QSA (4) CC Paard Drie Witt Tr and KSA (2) ((5197 Pte A Ewan)
QSA (3) CC Tr Witt (6486 Pte D Henry)
QSA (2) CC Wit (2268 Pte D McLeod)
QSA (2) CC Witt (2665 Pte J Penman 2: R Highrs); KSA (2), BWM and VM (S-17800 Pte T Penman, Gordons). Wounded 1917
QSA (3) CC Witt Tr (6879 Pte R Smart)
QSA (4) OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (5206 Pte L Mathieson)
QSA (4) OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (5230 Pte T McAndrew)
QSA (4) OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (5146 Pte J Pryde)
QSA (4) OFS Tr SA01 SA02 (6251 Pte G Dryden)
QSA (1) CC (4597 Pte J Sinclair)
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Medals to the Black Watch / Royal Highlanders 1 week 5 days ago #76844

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Back row (L to R): 2nd Lt S A Innes (wounded), 2nd Lt W P Nunneley, 2nd Lt A S Grant, Lt N N Ramsay (killed), 2nd Lt Hon M C Drummond (wounded), Capt C Eykyn, Capt J G Rennie

Seated: Major P J C Livingston, Capt E G Elton (killed), Major A G Duff (wounded), Lt Col J H C Coode (killed), Capt Hon J F T Cumming-Bruce (killed), Lt H C W Berthon (killed), Capt W MacFarlan (killed)

Front row: 2nd Lt Hon C M Hore-Ruthven, Lt A G Wauchope (wounded)

Source ILN 23 December 1899
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