Yes, I think a very fine set of medals to a old contemptible, I'd be very pleased if I were you.
saxon wrote: thank you frank, an elderly relative died recently and knew of my interest in the boer war and I have now got post cards mentioning 5th Field Ambulance, letters and photos, and all his medals,best regards saxon.
My great-grandfather was apparently a medic of the North Free State Ambulance. He was called Paul Georg Schoeler. I managed to get a picture from a BBC website which contains a picture of 5 medical persons who were at Spioenkop. I THINK the back, right-hand person might be my relative. I would also like to confirm that the central front figure is Dr Dyer, who was commended for his work this during this battle.
the best reference book to read about the unit your relative was in would be Healers, Helpers and Hospitals by J.C.De Villiers. It is a 2-volume book, quite expensive, but a good reference library should get it for you. More details:
Title Healers, Helpers and Hospitals
Author Jacquez Charl De Villiers
Publisher Protea Book House, 2008
ISBN 186919277X, 9781869192778
If you have no luck, I shall be back from travelling in about 2 weeks and if you send me a message I shall scan the relevant pages for you.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
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