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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 month 5 days ago #80179

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We have not seen this group since 2016. Is is now for sale on eBay for £800.


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QSA (4) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast (3894 Pte H. Leonard, I:Leic:Regt);
KSA (2) (3894 Pte H. Leonard. Leicester: Regt);
1914-15 Star (Se. 10921 Pte. H. Leonard, A.V.C.);
British War and Victory Medals (Se-10921 Pte. H. Leonard. A.V.C)

Henry Leonard was born at Findern, Northamptonshire in 1875 the son of Thomas and Sarah Leonard. Enlisting on 13 October 1893 with the 2nd Battalion, Leicester Regiment he transferred to the 1st Battalion on 2 January 1896. Posted to South Africa with this unit on 8 January 1896 Leonard served through the Battle of Talana and the Defence of Ladysmith. The Battalion was present for the Battle of Belfast and served throughout the Guerrilla phase of the war. Leonard was transferred to the Depot on 18 August 1902 and posted back to Britain later that year on 13 September. Discharged to the Reserve he served with D Section of the Reserve Battalion from 9 October 1905-9 October 1909 when his period of engagement ended.

Having found work as a Labourer he re-attested for the Army Veterinary Corps on 21 July 1915. Leonard joined the British Expeditionary Force in France on 12 September 1915, serving with them until 27 December when he returned to Britain for several months. Leaving Britain for France again on 20 March 1916 he remained there for the duration of the war being placed on furlough between 18 August-1 September 1918. Leonard was discharged on 13 May 1919
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 month 5 days ago #80180

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QSA (4) TALANA, DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH, ORANGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL (4428 Pte. J. REILLY. RL : IRISH FUS:)
[ KSA (2) ]

Last seen at Medals.me in 2011.
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