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Medals to the Welsh Hospital 1 year 9 months ago #75911

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A total of 44 names on the role for the Welsh Hospital


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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Civ. Ord. F. C. Caslake, Welsh Hospital)
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Medals to the Welsh Hospital 1 year 9 months ago #75913

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Hi David
I have a QSA with the same 3 clasps to Civ Ord N T King
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QSA (2) Cape Colony, Orange Free State (Qr: Mr: F. Carter. Welsh Hospital)

Provenance: Llewellyn Lord Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, September 2016.

One of only 44 Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to members of the Welsh Hospital, Carter’s award for services as Quartermaster being unique.

Francis Carter served as Quartermaster of the Welsh Hospital in South Africa during the Boer War; the hospital was one of a number of private hospitals that was accepted and used by the British Government during the Boer War, and was established in March 1900. A sum of £12,000 was quickly raised to fund the initiative, and the Welsh Hospital set sail for Cape Town the following month, comprising five Surgeons, one Matron, nine Nursing Sisters, seven Dressers, fourteen Civilian Orderlies, two Sister’s Maids, one Chef (a Frenchman, Monsieur Amiel), two Cooks, and a Quartermaster. It was slightly larger in size than the similarly formed Scottish and Irish Hospitals. Housed in tents on the open veldt in Bloemfontein, the Hospital was handed over to the Army on 30 September 1900, being described at the time as being ‘the model and the smartest military hospital in South Africa.’
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Medals to the Welsh Hospital 9 months 2 weeks ago #82792

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The medal to QM F Carter sold for a hammer price of £750. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £966. 1600R18,100. Au$1,640. Can$1,540. US$1,210
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Medals to the Welsh Hospital 9 months 6 days ago #82954

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Here is the medal to Quarter Master Francis Carter, together with another to Civil Orderly Thomas Edgar Holding. Both set on an embossed envelope from the Welsh Hospital to an address in Cape Town

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Just remembered why I don't post on this forum. Cannot post the jpegs without altering the size.

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