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Egypt DCM and an erased QSA group to M Saddler, Captain in Nesbitt's Horse during the Boer War.

DCM VR ( 1494 Q.M.Sergt Saddler. 2/R.W.K.R. Sept. 82)
Egypt (1) TEK (Qr. Mr. Sgt. Mtd Inf.)
QSA (1) CC (erased)
KSA (2) (Captain & Q.M. Nesbitt's H.)
MSM VR (Q.M.Sergt. Corps of M.S. Clerks)
Khedive Star


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Michael Sadler (or his alias Sadlier according to his papers) was born in St. Pauls, Dublin in October 1854 and enlisted in the 97th Royal West Kent’s on the 3rd November 1868, stating his age as 14 years 1 month and his trade a tailor.

Served at home for approximately 12 years with trips abroad in between home service to Jamaica 1 year 55 days, Bermuda 1 year 248 days, Nova Scotia 3 years 249 days, Gibraltar 55 days, South Africa 1880 to 1882 1 year 149 days, Egypt August 1882 to November 1882, and 6.1.1886 to 31.5 1888.

His campaigns were South Africa Field Force 80- 81 (no medals issued).

Egypt 1882 as Quartermaster Sergeant, Mentioned in General Wolsey’s despatches serving with the Royal West Kent Mounted Infantry, one of only 4 non- commissioned men mentioned in despatches. Mashonaland Field Force 1884-85, no medal issued, and saw service in the Boer War with Nesbitts Horse.

Awarded the LS& GC about 1890, which had to be returned when he was awarded his annuity M.S.M. with £10 on 20th January 1894, while serving with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks. Died in November 1912.

The D.C.M is a unique award to the Royal West Kent’s for the whole Egyptian campaign of 1882 and one of only four D.C.Ms for the 1882 campaign.

The Egypt medal with clasp Tel-El-Kabir, was presented to him by Queen Victoria at Horseguards Parade on November 21st 1882, and she pinned it on his chest.
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Cape Colony 5 years 8 months ago #44099

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Boer War DCM to QMS C Preston, North Staffs.


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DCM VR (1939 Qr. Mr. Sjt. C. Preston, 4th N. Staff. Regt.)
QSA (1) CC (1939 Q.M. Sjt. C. Preston, N. Stafford Regt.)
KSA (2), SA01, SA01 (1939 Qr. Mr. Sjt. C. Preston, N. Stafford Regt.)
Army LS&GC EdVII. (1939 Q.M. Sjt. C. Preston, N. Staff. Regt.)

DCM LG 27 September 1901. Charles Preston, a native of Burntwood, enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment at Lichfield in February 1886, aged 19 years. Posted to the 4th (Militia) Battalion as a Colour-Sergeant in December 1899, he was re-appointed Quarter-Master Sergeant in the same month and embarked for South Africa, where he served from March 1900 until February 1902. The Battalion was employed in the south-west of CC, where a number of commandos had broken away southwards, hoping to stir up the Boers of the Cape. In June 1901, a detachment of the 4th Battalion holding the small town of Richmond was attacked by a superior force of the enemy. A number of small sangars on kopjes overlooking the town were overrun but the main position held out all day and the in the evening the Boers withdrew. Here, then, the likely action for which Preston was awarded his DCM He was also mentioned in despatches (LG 10 September 1901). Preston was discharged at Lichfield in November 1907, having been awarded his LS&GC Medal in April of the same year.
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Good old 97th, they were part of the Natal Field Force during the Transvaal War and were certainly available to Sir George Pomeroy Colley, should he have wished to deploy them, sadly and very unwisely, he did not.
He himself, ended up paying a very high price and was buried in sight of Majuba, with a most impressive memorial in the form of a stone cross.
A nice group!

djb wrote: Egypt DCM and an erased QSA group to M Saddler, Captain in Nesbitt's Horse during the Boer War.

DCM VR ( 1494 Q.M.Sergt Saddler. 2/R.W.K.R. Sept. 82)
Egypt (1) TEK (Qr. Mr. Sgt. Mtd Inf.)
QSA (1) CC (erased)
KSA (2) (Captain & Q.M. Nesbitt's H.)
MSM VR (Q.M.Sergt. Corps of M.S. Clerks)
Khedive Star


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Michael Sadler (or his alias Sadlier according to his papers) was born in St. Pauls, Dublin in October 1854 and enlisted in the 97th Royal West Kent’s on the 3rd November 1868, stating his age as 14 years 1 month and his trade a tailor.

Served at home for approximately 12 years with trips abroad in between home service to Jamaica 1 year 55 days, Bermuda 1 year 248 days, Nova Scotia 3 years 249 days, Gibraltar 55 days, South Africa 1880 to 1882 1 year 149 days, Egypt August 1882 to November 1882, and 6.1.1886 to 31.5 1888.

His campaigns were South Africa Field Force 80- 81 (no medals issued).

Egypt 1882 as Quartermaster Sergeant, Mentioned in General Wolsey’s despatches serving with the Royal West Kent Mounted Infantry, one of only 4 non- commissioned men mentioned in despatches. Mashonaland Field Force 1884-85, no medal issued, and saw service in the Boer War with Nesbitts Horse.

Awarded the LS& GC about 1890, which had to be returned when he was awarded his annuity M.S.M. with £10 on 20th January 1894, while serving with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks. Died in November 1912.

The D.C.M is a unique award to the Royal West Kent’s for the whole Egyptian campaign of 1882 and one of only four D.C.Ms for the 1882 campaign.

The Egypt medal with clasp Tel-El-Kabir, was presented to him by Queen Victoria at Horseguards Parade on November 21st 1882, and she pinned it on his chest.

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Group to Col R B McComb, ASC


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[CB]
Egypt (0) (D. A. C. Genl., C. & T. C.)
QSA (1) CC (Lieut: Col., C.B., A.S.C.) official correction to post-nominals and unit
KSA (2) (Col., C.B. A.S.C.)
Khedive Star

Colonel Robert Brophy McComb was born on 22 Nov 1885 and was first commissioned on 31 Jan 1880 having 14 years, 254 days Departmental Service. He was present on the Egyptian Expedition of 1882; Bechuanaland Expedition, 1884-5; Operations in Zululand, 1888; South Africa War 1899-1902 on Staff as Deputy Adjutant General, 1899- Jun 1900, afterwards Assistant Adjutant General Jun 1900 to Apr 1902, including operations in Cape Colony, Despatches, London Gazette 10 Sept 1901 and CB. He retired in 1902 and was temporarily employed during WW1 as Brevet Colonel from 6 Aug 1914. McComb died on 18 Nov 1925.
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Not sure that this should appear here as it is a single clasp CC QSA but with entitlement to other clasps.


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Private J. C. Beavan, Natal Rangers, late Cameron Highlanders

Queen’s Sudan (2360 Pte., 1/Cam. Hrs.)
QSA (1) CC (2760 Pte., 1 Cam’n. H’drs.)
Natal 1906 (1) (Pte., Natal Rangers)
Khedive’s Sudan (2) The Atbara, Khartoum (2760 Pte., 1 Cam. Highrs.)

Private J. C. Beavan, 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders, late served in ‘B’ Division South African Constabulary. Additionally entitled to the clasps ‘Orange Free State’ and ‘Transvaal’ when serving with the S.A.C.
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Cape Colony 5 years 3 months ago #45944

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The campaign group to Capt Archibald Little, Bulawayo FF and PAVG.


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CGHGSM (1) Basutoland (Corp. A. Little. P.A.V.G.)
BSA Company Medal reverse Rhod 1896 (Scout A. Little. Staff. B.F.F.)
QSA (1) CC (Captain A. Little.)

Only three scouts shown on the roll of the Staff B.F.F. for Rhodesia 1896, including Little and the American scout F. R. Burnham, author of Scouting on Two Continents.
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