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Defence of Ladysmith 2 years 2 months ago #55839

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It sold at DNW in 2014 for £30k.
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Defence of Ladysmith 2 years 2 months ago #55841

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Thanks Meurig......

I was talking to a fellow collector who gave me that information...... That is all he collects is BSAC, Defence of Mafeking and being an ex-member of BSAP medals to that unit...... And he was working from memory......

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Defence of Ladysmith 2 years 1 month ago #56326

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Hi All,

A recent purchase from DNW's auction.

QSA with DoL clasp to Pte J A Cowan, Ladysmith Town Guard. It will sit nicely next the QSA with DoL clasp to Pte G Cowan, Ladysmith Town Guard.

Now to hunt down the medal to R Cowan.

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Defence of Ladysmith 2 years 1 month ago #56330

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Any chance they're related Jim? :P

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I have no idea Rory. At a guess I would say yes. The chance of three members of a small unit with the same surname not being related even distantly would be remote. There is a fourth Cowan who served in the NVAC and his QSA was auctioned by DNW some years back.
I will have to obtain copies of their enlistment papers to see if there are similar nok.
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Defence of Ladysmith 1 year 10 months ago #57231

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Another member of the Bassage family from the next DNW auction.


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QSA (1) DoL (575 Tpr: W. F. Bassage. Natal Carbnrs:)

Walter Frederick Bassage was born in August 1882, son of John Thomas Bassage. He died of enteric fever at Ntombi Spruit camp, Ladysmith, on 24 December 1899.
Dr David Biggins
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