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Hong Kong Plague Medal and QSA 2 months 1 week ago #77355

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Private Mangham's trio sold at Morton and Eden for a hammer price of £2,400. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £2,976. R57,000. Au$5,330. Can$4,950. US$4,030
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Hong Kong Plague Medal (Private G. Biggs, S.L.I.)
[ QSA (3) CC OFS Tr ]
[ KSA (2) ]

George Biggs was born in the Parish of Llangarren, near Ross, Herefordshire, in 1872. He joined the Shropshire Light Infantry at Shrewsbury on 16 July 1890, aged 18 years 11 months, a labourer by trade. His papers show that he trained as a stretcher bearer in May 1892 whilst the regiment was stationed in Hong Kong, his new qualification no doubt being put to good use during the plague of 1894, for which Biggs received the medal.

He served in the Boer War from November 1899 until August 1902, after which he was discharged.
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