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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 year 3 months ago #58642

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There were several very nice Wepener QSAs at DNW this week including a Captain's pair to Brabant's Horse, a SAC pair and the QSA to Trooper W Brewin of Drisoll's Scouts.


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The medal to Brewin is unusual because it is one of only 2 (that I have discovered) that includes Natal and Wepener on the QSA. The other recipient is Corporal A E James, Driscoll's Scouts, who also served in the Queenstown Rifle Volunteer and the ILH.

Both Brewin and James were listed on the DrSc roll for CC but this was crossed through and replaced by Natal.

Brewin also earned the CC clasp with the Frontier Mounted Rifles but this was not issued due to the clash with the Natal clasp.

There is a death notice in the Cape Town Archives for a William Brewin from 1903 which might be him.
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 1 year 3 months ago #58646

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Of the c.2,000 "Wepener" clasp entitlements, there does appear to be a reasonable survival rate of QSAs bearing that clasp. Examples seem to be much more available these days than in the so-called Good Old Days. No complaints of course; "Wepener" is a very interesting award and has always been a favourite.
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Hello David

Brewin - apart from the Driscoll's Scouts roll /245p38 where else is the 'Natal' clasp noted for him, does your "BrH" mean Brabant's Horse?

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