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Medals to the 2nd (Royal Scots Greys) Dragoons 2 weeks 1 day ago #89021

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Picture courtesy of Noonan's

QSA (4) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg (4225 Corpl: J. Glen. 2nd Dragoons);
KSA (2) (4225 Serjt: J. Glen. 2nd Drgns:)

Noonan's say 'very rare with a K.S.A. to a casualty'.

J. Glenn was taken prisoner at Uitval Nek, along with the rest of his squadron under Captain J. Maxwell, 11 July 1900, all being subsequently released. Glen was killed in action at Klippan, 18 February 1902, in a fight mentioned in Lord Kitchener’s final despatch of 8 March 1902:

‘On the 18th February General Gilbert Hamilton was sharply engaged at Klippan, twenty miles south-east of Springs, with a body of Boers which was estimated to number about 500. Upon this occasion, I regret to say, a portion of a squadron of the Scots Greys detached to one flank was cut off, surrounded, and partially captured. Our casualties were Major Fielden and Captain Ussher mortally wounded, Lieutenant Rhodes and 2 men killed, and 6 wounded. The Boers were reported to have 8 men killed and wounded.’

The above was sketched in the Illustrated London News, 5 April 1902, and titled “The Mishap To The 2nd Royal Dragoons At Klippan.’

Sold for a hammer price of GBP 1,800. Total GBP 2,318. R 49,630. AUD 4,060. NZD 4,380. CAD 3,710. USD 2,700. EUR 2,540.
Dr David Biggins

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