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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 4 weeks ago #62101

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I was reading the obituary of J J Collyer, CMR, who died in 1941.



What is strange is that Collyer was not, as far as I can see, engaged at Wepener. His QSA on WO100/241p3 lists the clasps CC, Tr and Witt.

This is confirmed by the 1905 Army List:



John (Jack) Collyer joined the CMR as trooper in 1899 and, as corporal, was recommended for a commission. He was commissioned in the CMR and appears on the rolls as Captain. He served under Smuts and rose to the rank of Major General.
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 4 weeks ago #62102

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Very odd David.

Is his medal group extant?

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 4 weeks ago #62103

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No, not to my knowledge.

It sounds like the type of group that would be in the War Museum in Johannesburg.
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