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QSAs with clasp Talana 7 years 1 month ago #22115

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Doug,

I have never seen one (but would like to!). I believe there are 6 Norfolk Regt QSAs with Talana. All 6 men served with No 26 British Field Hospital.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 7 years 3 weeks ago #22390

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Medals with clasp Talana to the Leicesters are often overlooked due to their camp duties on the day of the battle of Talana.

This man, 3904 Pte J Fisher, shows the danger of this approach. He was wounded at Farquhar’s Farm, 30 October 1899. He died of wounds at Middleburg, Transvaal on 8 January 1902.


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QSAs with clasp Talana 7 years 3 weeks ago #22394

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David

Too true, many people turn their noses up at them, but as you say, there are a number that are very collectable. There are a small number of other regiments in the DNW auction that also had some trouble at this skirmish.

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QSAs with clasp Talana 7 years 3 weeks ago #22411

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Hello David,
Agreed, I always like to see those to the KRRC who took the summit of Talana hill with the bayonet! :woohoo:
"remember, you are riflemen!)
Regards Frank

djb wrote: Medals with clasp Talana to the Leicesters are often overlooked due to their camp duties on the day of the battle of Talana.

This man, 3904 Pte J Fisher, shows the danger of this approach. He was wounded at Farquhar’s Farm, 30 October 1899. He died of wounds at Middleburg, Transvaal on 8 January 1902.


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Frank,

We should start a new thread to remember all those engagements that ended in a bayonet charge. There were not that many?
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Hello David,
Well, as I understand it, on the day in question, the bugle was sounded and the charge was made, don't forget that their blood was up and "jonny boer" had no answer to the bayonet!
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We should start a new thread to remember all those engagements that ended in a bayonet charge. There were not that many?

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