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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 4 months ago #88889

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QSA (5) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (18313 Gnr. T. W. Prior. 13/Bty: R.F.A.) with minor official corrections;
1914 Star, with later slide clasp (18313. Gnr: T. Prior. R.H.A.);
BWM and VM (18313 Gnr. T. W. Prior. R.A.);
Army LS&GC GV 1st issue (PA-18313 Gnr: T. W. Prior. R.H.A.)

Thomas Prior served with 3rd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from 15 August 1914.

Invalided 1 Oct 1900.

In the past this has been sold with an unconfirmed French Croix de Guerre
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 4 months ago #89018

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QSA (5) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (91477 Dvr: A. Turner, 67th Bty: R.F.A.)

He was invalided. This appears to be his sole Boer War entitlment.

This QSA sold for a hammer price of GBP 460. Totals: GBP 592. R 12,680. AUD 1,040. NZD 1,120. CAD 950. USD 690. EUR 650.

The group of 5 to Gunner Prior sold for a hammer price of GBP 380. Totals: GBP 489. R 10,480. AUD 860. NZD 920. CAD 780. USD 570. EUR 540.
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 2 months ago #89642

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QSA (6) Talana, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (5984 Pte. M. Smith, Rl. Dublin Fus:) polished, contact marks;
[ KSA (2) ]

QSA and KSA verified. KSA listed on WO100/347p356.
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 2 months ago #89678

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QSA (2) Talana, Defence of Ladysmith (3621 Pte. C. Winch, 1: Leic: Regt.);
KSA (2) South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3621 Pte. C. Winch. Leicester: Regt.).

Charles Winch was born at St Luke's, Middlesex in 1872 and was a coach painter by trade upon his joining the Leicestershire Regiment in November 1892. He served in South Africa from 23 July 1895-31 March 1900 and 4 September 1901-12 September 1902 (QSA (2) & KSA(2)) and was discharged on 21 November 1908.

His miniature medals are being sold separately.



QSA (3) Natal, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith;
KSA (2).

Together with London Council King's Medal 1913-14, named to 'A. Winch'.
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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 2 months ago #89681

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Personally I consider QSAs with the Talana clasp to the Leicesters to be rather less desirable than those to other regiments because they took no part in the fighting, being delegated to guard the baggage in the camp. On that basis, as they're usually priced around the same as regiments (notably the Gordons, Manchesters, ILH and Devons) that were heavily involved in the battle, I also think they're overpriced. Just my opinion.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 1 year 2 months ago #89690

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QSA (0) (3726 Pte. H. White, 1: Leic: Regt.)

Entitled to Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek and Belfast.

Born in Leicester and enlisted in Mar 1893, aged 20 years, but was released in Jul 1894 after assorted misdemeanours, including the use of threatening language. Rejoining May 1898 but was confined ‘for disobeying a lawful command on active service’ in early 1900, and, on being sent home from South Africa, was absent without leave for a week in April 1902. Missing, Nooitgedacht, 13 Dec 00, returned 23 Dec 00 . Invalided home, transferred to the Army Reserve discharged Mar 1905.

QSA (0), DNW Dec 05 £130
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