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The Boer War => 1899 - 1902 => Topic started by: Noor on February 10, 2010, 11:25:58 PM

Title: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: Noor on February 10, 2010, 11:25:58 PM
Hi all,

Here is my only QSA what I obtain few weeks ago and I would like to try to find out more information about the owner. Yes, it is Manchester Regiment. 8)

Text on the rim;

746 Pte W.Downs. Manch. Reg.

Like I heard from the British Medals Forum (Thank you to adb63), he was also entitled to IGS 54 with Samana 1891 bar. Great set is broken anyway in this case. Anything else what he was entitled to?

Also is there any person with the right roles who can confirm clasps on this medal? Battle clasp Wittebergen is the best one on it?

This piece is a keeper and I do not look information because profit reasons!

Here is some pictures;

(http://static2.nagi.ee/i/p/558/42/13960553d4ae6f_o.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: Noor on February 10, 2010, 11:28:24 PM
Clasps;

(http://static2.nagi.ee/i/p/564/77/141192939a80cd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: Noor on February 10, 2010, 11:29:30 PM
Text on the rim;

(http://static2.nagi.ee/i/p/558/42/139605577343ff_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: mack on February 11, 2010, 03:24:56 AM
hiya timo.
served 2yrs in the 7th royal lancaster militia
then enlisted in the manchesters as pte 1436 william downs,at manchester,on 11-11-1870 at 4pm

pte 746 william downs[his real name was william gilmore]
enlisted 28-1-1884
aged 24
2nd manchesters
served at home 28-1-1884 till 1-1-1886
india 2-1-86 till 20-2-1893,awarded IGS medal,clasp samana,for operations in the miranzai valley+samana heights,only 2 companies of the manchesters,were involved in this operation
re-engaged 9-1-1897
recalled to the colors on 5-3-1900
discharged 8-1-1902
next of kin,sister agnes,west gorton,manchester

he re-enlisted on 13-3-1915 as pte 24058
4th manchesters
special reserve
occupation,wagon repairer
lived at 4 napier st,grey st,manchester
sister agnes dalton,lived at 4 ince st,stockport
discharged physically unfit,on 6-6-16

rejoined 21-9-17 at finsbury as pte 46724 william downs
royal defence corps
discharged 24-1-1918 physically unfit
aged 58
born 1852

mack ;D
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: themonsstar on February 12, 2010, 11:58:16 AM
From his medal rolls

2nd Bn QSA

2nd Bn IGSM
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: Noor on February 13, 2010, 12:31:23 AM
Great information!

Thank you very very much! 8)
Title: Re: Help please - my only QSA with 4 clasps
Post by: Noor on February 15, 2010, 10:23:06 PM
Next QSA ;D

Any information about him?

2154 CORPL.J.MERCER.