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Medals to the Coldstream Guards 4 months 3 weeks ago #81381

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QSA (5) Cape Colony, OFS, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast ((608 Pte E. O'Brien Cldstm Gds)
KSA (2) (608 Pte E. O'Brien Coldstream Guards)

Edward O'Brien was born in New Ross, Wexford, enlisted 31/8/96 aged 23, to AR 31/8/99, registered as deserted 17/10/99 and rejoined 11/11/99, tried by DCM 14/11/99 but this punishment cancelled, posted to 2nd Bn 12/2/00 in South Africa, return to UK 21/07/02, discharged 30/8/08.
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Medals to the Coldstream Guards 3 months 4 weeks ago #81884

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QSA (6) Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (Capt. C. E. Wyld, Cldstm: Gds:) impressed naming;
KSA (2) (Capt. C. E. Wyld, Cld. Gds.) engraved naming, suspension soldered on the first and no longer swivels

Charles Edward Wyld served on the Staff in South African War 1899-1902 as Brigade Signalling Officer; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein, Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June 1900); operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including actions at Belfast (26 and 27 August); operations in Orange River Colony, November 1900 and April 1901; operations in Cape Colony, November 1900 to March 1901 and May 1901 to 31 May 1902; despatches LG 10 September 1901 (Queen’s medal with 6 clasps; King’s medal with 2 clasps).
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Medals to the Coldstream Guards 2 months 4 days ago #82917

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QSA (6) Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (7332 Co: Sejt: C. Grove. Cldstm: Gds:);
KSA (2) (7332 Cr: Serjt: C. Grove. Coldstream Guards.);
Coronation 1911;
Jubilee 1935;
Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, the suspension dated '1910-1930' (C. Grove);
Army LS&GC EdVII (7332 C. Sjt. C. Grove. Cldstm: Gds.);
Army MSM GV (C. Sjt. C, Grove. C. Gds.)

MSM as per A.O.142 of 1935.

Charles Grove was born on 5 May 1869 at Elvertham, Hampshire in 1869 and he joined the Coldstream Guards on 30 December 1887. Having served at home, Grove proceeded to Gibraltar in March 1899. This posting was short-lived and he proceeded to South Africa in October 1899, serving there until October 1902, when he returned to the United Kingdom for the remainder of his service. During the Boer War, serving as a Colour-Sergeant, Grove was twice 'mentioned' (London Gazette 10 September 1901 & 29 July 1902, refer).

Awarded his LS&GC Medal in April 1907, Grove was discharged on 30 June 1910 having claimed his discharge after giving notice. When discharged he had served some 22 years 184 days.

Grove entered the Royal Household, becoming a Messenger in the Lord Chamberlain's Office in 1910 and eventually becoming Caretaker of St James's Palace
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QSA (6) Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (454 Pte. J. Jordan, Cldstm: Gds.);
KSA (2) (454 Pte. J. Jordan. Coldstream Guards.) heavy edge bruising, contact wear and polished, suspension very slack on first
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