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Artillery ABO medals 7 years 2 months ago #12037

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Brian,

I enjoyed reading about these with my morning cup of tea. Thank you for posting the information and excellent pictures.

I would agree that the ABO is an under-researched medal. Can you estimate how much interest there is in ABOs in the decendents of the men who earned them?

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David
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Artillery ABO medals 7 years 2 months ago #12050

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David

Difficult question.

I have only ever met 2 decendants of ABO's who still have them. I might be lucky enough to acquire one of these, they are family members of my wife and there is no one else in the family who care about medals/militaria etc. Quite a nice ABO as it also comes with a wound ribbon.

I only have other, to a Boer who was on Commando and fought at Magersfontein/Kimberley. Not artillery but needed it after acquiring a DOK medal and thought it would be nice to have one to the opposition.

Thanks Adrian and Brett, the medal meeting was great just glad "my Dorsland Trek history lesson" was appreciated. (Still battling to get the pronounciation right :lol: )

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Brian

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Artillery ABO medals 7 years 2 months ago #12051

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Brianc wrote:
just glad "my Dorsland Trek history lesson" was appreciated. (Still battling to get the pronounciation right :lol: )

Regards
Brian

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