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Medals to Montmorency's Scouts 1 year 5 months ago #65546

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It must have been the Churchill connection.

I can only think of one DCM that has sold for more.
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Medals to Montmorency's Scouts 1 year 1 month ago #67127

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Group of 4: 221 T. Sjt Maj. T.J. Muggleworth SAC
QSA Bars CC; OFS; TVL
KSA Bars SA01; SA02
War and Bilingual Victory Medals
Services Rendered Badge SA 4051

Photocopies of his record of Service show that he served with Montmorency’s Scouts during the Boer War.

There are 6 copies of various documents that relate to his service in the SAC.

Photocopies of his WW I Record show that he was wounded in action at Delville Wood 17/07/16. Also confirmed Roll Call by Ian Uys. His service record also confirms his invalidity badge SA 4051.

Kaplan Auctions, February 2003
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Medals to Montmorency's Scouts 2 months 6 days ago #73001

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From the next City Coins auction, November 2020

Stormberg

After re-occupying Molteno on 23 February, Lt-Gen Gatacre ordered a reconnaissance towards the Boer positions at Stormberg.
Gatacre’s force was checked by a Boer Commando on Schoeman’s Farm and he ordered Captain the Hon. R H L J De Montmorency, 21st Lancers (legendary Omdurman VC recipient) with his Scouts and a body of mounted troops to advance and try to lure the Boers towards the position of his guns and infantry.

The mid-morning attempt by Capt De Montmorency to take Schoemanskop was thwarted by some 25 Boers who had beaten him to the summit.

De Montmorency and 2 men were killed in the first Boer volley and the rest of the Scouts were pinned down till 3:30pm. The losses in his small corps were: 2 officers and 4 other ranks killed, 2 other ranks wounded and one officer and 5 other ranks prisoner, of whom 2 were wounded.

QSA (1) CC (Scout W. Cooper, Montmorency’s Scouts)


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