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The Indian Contingent 3 months 1 week ago #76794

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Indian bearers at work on the battlefield at Rietfontein

Source: ILN 2 December 1899
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From City Coins #13, February 1972

QSA (0) bronze (Bhisti Selnam, S. & T. Corps). Reserve R45
QSA (0) bronze (B. Boy Sikewa, S. & T. Corps). Reserve R40
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Two new ones for my tally - now up to 228

QSA (0) bronze (Bhisti Selnam, S. & T. Corps). 18 Bhisti Selnam was a member of the Bangalore Bhisti Corps. Entitled to the "Cape Colony" clasp as is usual.
QSA (0) bronze (B. Boy Sikewa, S. & T. Corps). Now this is a delicious medal! The only one it can be is 10959 B(ellow) Boy Khewa of Messrs C.Dhanji Bhai and Company's Tonga Train. All the Bellowsboys on the roll (13) are spelt out in full except for B.Boy Khewa. Clasp entitlement is "Cape Colony","Orange Free State" & "Transvaal".

Me with Capt. JPD Grant RA retr. in 1972 - I don't think I even had R40 to my name.

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Captain Grant looks every inch an officer
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From City Coins #18, c April 1974

QSA (0) bronze (10 Syce Moonsanay, 3rd Madras Lancers)
VF R60
Named in running script as is usual with these medals.
Slight edge knock at five O'clock.

QSA (0) bronze (172 Syce Mayloy (?) 2nd Bengal Lancers)
R20,00
Edge is badly rubbed (contact with other medals?
Name and unit partially obscured.
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QSA (0) bronze (10 Syce Moonsanay, 3rd Madras Lancers) 10 L.B. Syce Moonsawmy with clasp entitlement "Cape Colony" was sold again by City Coins in 2007 & is currently victualled at Kedar Heritage Lodge.


QSA (0) bronze (172 Syce Mayloy (?) 2nd Bengal Lancers) The only name on the roll that is anyway close is 148 Syce Makhan of the 3rd Bengal Lancers with the clasp entitlement of "Cape Colony", "Orange Free State" & "Transvaal". Also on the roll for the King's medal in bronze. This is a new one if my interpretation. is right. The 3rd were also entitled to an India '95 with a variety of clasps - would be a great find.
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