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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 years 4 months ago #18130

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David,

Does this work for you, if not must be your browser or the West Yorkshire air :lol:



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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 years 4 months ago #18131

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Ah, yes, thank you. On a PC, I can see both.

I must have a word with those folks at Apple ...
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A nicely documented group but, as Mike said, on the pricey side. It must be sad to have to sell off your own family medals.

The lot includes a diary of the 1st Royal Scots in SA. Published in 1902 for private subscribers. The seller says 'AT THIS TIME THE ONLY ORIGINAL COPY TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE EDINBURGH CASTLE'. I don't have the requisite sum to buy the medals to obtain a copy of the diary. Has anyone see a copy anywhere that is accessible?
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Hi Everybody

Very interesting, to say the least.

I bought the transcription by Geoffrey Moore of the Gorman diary in 1984. He had plans to publish it under the title "Survivor of Wepener", in similar format as his other booklets (Pickman's Progress, Burgin's War, etc.)Something went wrong in his negotiations with , I suspect, the vendor of the collection now offered. He was stuck with the typed manuscript (only transcribed up to 9 April 1901) and when I told him I had Dalgety's group and had a strong Wepener interest he offered it to me at £60 to, as he put it "to recoup some of my time and money spent".

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djb wrote: A nicely documented group but, as Mike said, on the pricey side. It must be sad to have to sell off your own family medals.

The lot includes a diary of the 1st Royal Scots in SA. Published in 1902 for private subscribers. The seller says 'AT THIS TIME THE ONLY ORIGINAL COPY TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE EDINBURGH CASTLE'. I don't have the requisite sum to but the medals to obtain a copy of the diary. Has anyone see a copy anywhere that is accessible?


David,

Naval & Military re-print.

Or two original copies for £260-290.

Unfortunately this man's lot is rapidly unravelling - very nice medals though!

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This group has been on the market before but I thought it worth sharing again.

Three to Trooper R.Whyte, Brabant's Horse, late Cape Town Rangers.


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BSA CM reverse Rhodesia 1896 (Corpl R.Whyte. M.R.F.); CGH GSM (2) Transkei, Basutoland (Pte R.Whyte. C.T.Rang.); QSA (4) CC Wep Witt Belf (5001 Tpr: R.Whyte. Brabant's Horse).

The medal roll for the 2nd Brabant's Horse shows R.Whyte as Provost Sergeant and notes that he served as a Trooper with the 2nd Imperial Light Horse and the Western Province Mounted Rifles in 1901.
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