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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 1 month ago #75830

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QSA (6) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing's Nek, South Africa 1901 (15018 Dvr. M. Leahy, 67th Bty., R.F.A.), date clasp loose upon riband
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 1 month ago #75942

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QSA (3) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Cape Colony (1027 Pte. H. Hopper. K.R.R.C.) last clasp loose on ribbon;
KSA (2) (1027 Corpl. H. Hopper. K.R.R.C.)

Harry Hopper was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A Clerk by occupation, he attested for the King’s Royal Rifle Corps at Manchester on 23 June 1898. Hopper served with the 3rd Battalion in South Africa from May 1899-July 1902. Returning to England, he was transferred to the Army Reserve in July 1902 and discharged at his own request and a payment of £25 on 28 April 1904.

Sold for a hammer price of £320. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £397. R7,700. Au$700. Can$660. US$530
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 1 month ago #76044

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QSA (3) Talana, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4711 Private. P. McArdle. Royal Irish Fusiliers.)
[ KSA (2) ]

Born St. Marks, Armagh 1875, enlisting 16.11.1893 age 18 years.

He had previous service in the Militia. Served in India, Egypt, South Africa and was taken prisoner of war at Nicholson’s Nek 30 October 1899.
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 4 weeks ago #76131

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QSA (4) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (4483 Pte. W. Reed. I: Leic: Regt.)
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QSA (4). Gibbons Apr 75 £30. Neate Feb 92 £115. Liverpool Feb 08 £325
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 2 weeks ago #76327

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Galla(g)her, 5372 Private William, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion

QSA (4) Tal DoL OFS Tr (5392 Corl. W. Gallaher. Rl. Irish Fus:);
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5392 on KSA Roll. Initial J on QSA and KSA Rolls. Born in Cork. Joined 1895. Corporal 10 Apr 03. Discharged 17 Jan 11.

QSA (4). LSE July 1985 £65. Liverpool September 1986 £90. Spink July 2007. Dixon November 2008 £335
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QSA (6) Cape Colony, Talana, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (6059 Pte. B. Donohoe, Rl. Dublin Fus:)
[ KSA (2) ]

Bernard Donohoe was born in Dublin and attested for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Naas on 22 March 1897.

He served in South Africa from December 1898 to February 1902, during which period he was tried and imprisoned for 14 days in February 1901, and again for 124 days in April 1901, being released on 5 August 1901.

In February 1902 he went to the East Indies, where he served until 18 November 1903, being transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1904.

He was found guilty of fraudulent enlistment when he attested for the Wicklow RGA in February 1905 and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment. He was finally discharged on 21 March 1909, upon termination of his first period of engagement.
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