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Medals to Damant's Horse / Rimmington's Guides 8 years 7 months ago #20540

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Henk,

Thanks. That looks very like Indian style naming to me.

When was the QSA apparently issued and where was Rimington post-Boer war?

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Justin

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Medals to Damant's Horse / Rimmington's Guides 8 years 7 months ago #20567

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How about this naming on an 8 clasp QSA?



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Medals to Damant's Horse / Rimmington's Guides 8 years 7 months ago #20582

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David,

Many thanks for showing this. A very few medals were indeed named Rimington's Guides but it is not the norm. I've seen one before.

When was this one issued off the roll?

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Medals to Damant's Horse / Rimmington's Guides 8 years 7 months ago #20588

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How very odd!

djb wrote: How about this naming on an 8 clasp QSA?



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Hi Justin
Rimington's original QSA off 6th Dragoons roll seems to have been issued in Nov 1902. Rimington went to India in 1906.

I do think that the naming style on Rimington's "new" QSA is of a much higher quality than the conventional Indian naming (recipient shown on Indian Unattached List)

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Hi everybody

I would venture to say that a QSA with 8 battle bars to a casualty is not all that common!




In his book “With Rimington” Captain L March Phillipps, writing from Frankfort, notes on p 206 that his last diary entry was for 20 Nov 1900, as “each day’s events became monotonous”.
However, on page 207 he describes an incident that took place a few days later
..we were camped on the river and had a picket on the other side. Two or three Boers crept up the river right between our picket and the main body, and then walked straight to the picket as if coming from us and fired into it at point-blank range. They mortally wounded one of our men and in the dusk escaped.
In the early 1900’s there were 2 farms named Groenfontein in the Frankfort District, both bordering the Vaal River. It is not known on which of the two Sgt Webber was killed.

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