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38747 Tpr.Macdonald Frey Ritchie Thorneycroft's Mtd Infantry 9 years 3 months ago #4228

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Another new one from today.
I am gaining more interest in the South African units of late and I thought this a nice example.
It also had the added bonus of a attestation sheet which I think always add to the medal.




Thank you for looking

Paul :)
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Re: 38747 Tpr.Macdonald Frey Ritchie Thorneycroft's Mtd Infantry 9 years 3 months ago #4238

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Hi Paul

I am pleased that you have a developing interest in South African units. The men who served in them are sometimes excellent subjects for research.

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Re: 38747 Tpr.Macdonald Frey Ritchie Thorneycroft's Mtd Infantry 9 years 3 months ago #4243

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Hi Brett

Yes it was something that was missing from my collection, hoping to research them further.

Paul

Brett Hendey wrote: Hi Paul

I am pleased that you have a developing interest in South African units. The men who served in them are sometimes excellent subjects for research.

Regards
Brett

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Re: 38747 Tpr.Macdonald Frey Ritchie Thorneycroft's Mtd Infantry 9 years 3 months ago #4271

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Managed to do a little more research on Trooper Ritchie and came up with the following information.
Reading through the medal rolls I noticed his medal had been issued to an address in Canada, Montreal to be precise.
From this I managed to locate the passenger list for him, he is listed as aged 33 and working as a clerk, he sailed from London.
The next information I found was his wedding details, he married Ethel Mary Golden in Montreal later that year, Ethel was a Londoner.
I have cropped the documents to show the details but not sure if as able to post them under forum rules.

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