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Medals to French's Scouts 2 years 7 months ago #64321

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Inspired by Rory's thread on Alfred Jansen , this thread is for other medals to the unit.

Coincidentally, Bonhams sold a nice group to William Watkin Alexander, French's Scouts, today:

QSA (3) RoK Paard Drief (Scout W.W.Alexander. French’s Scts.);
KSA (2) (Scout W.W.Alexander. F.I.D.);
1914-15 Star (Lt. W.W.Alexander Brands F.S Fls.);
BWM and bilingual VM (Lt.W.W.Alexander.)

He served FID 1 Feb 1901 to 30 June 1902.
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Medals to French's Scouts 1 year 10 months ago #68422

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QSA (5) Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, South Africa 1901 (10014 Tpr: A.M.Lowe. French's Scts.) Impressed. Good very fine.
[BWM & VM]

Trooper Arthur Milbourne Lowe confirmed on nominal roll of French's Scouts.

Arthur Milbourne Lowe, electrician, age 35, born at Sydney, NSW, Australia; WWI: Enl.25 Sep 1916 at Show Ground Camp Sydney, NSW, with previous service of 2 1/2 years with General French's Staff Scouts in South Africa; Emb. 22 Dec 1916 as a M.T. Driver with 2 Aux Mech. Trans. Coy; RTA 23 Mar 1919; Disch. 22 Feb 920.
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Medals to French's Scouts 3 months 2 weeks ago #79122

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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (Tpr: H. Laishley. French's Scouts.)

H. Laishley was posted Prisoner of War - released near Bethesda Road on 10 August 1901.

Laishley later served as a Trooper (No. 40817) in the Canadian Scouts and with the South African Constabulary from 30 June 1902-29 June 1905.

Sold together with related uniform button.

Sold for a hammer price of £280. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £347. R6,800. Au$620. Can$570. US$460
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Medals to French's Scouts 2 months 1 week ago #79819

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Another result of recent cataloguing is the following -
QSA to Tpr. 10003 Tpr. H.L.Taylor. French's Scouts. Clasps Cape Colony, OFS, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast and SA1901. Naming helpfully emphasised with white filler by a previous owner.


As Tpr. Harry Louis Taylor, he served with French's Scouts between 28/4/1900 and 6/5/1901 with all clasps confirmed.
A quite small unit judging by the size of the nominal roll, Tpr. Taylor's medal apparently differs little alongside the others shown in this thread.
However, searching WO100/247 a little farther, page 142 shows him as "Scout".
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It is nice to see a multi-clasp medal to a local unit.
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