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PostSubject: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:01 am

"16166 S: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A." Benjamin Shelford, from St Mary's, Huntingdon, enl, aged 23, at Aldershot 4/1/1879, served in the Zulu War gaining the South Africa Medal & clasp "1879" & in the Boer War gaining the QSA & 3 clasps in addition to his LSGC, disch 1902."
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PostSubject: Collar maker , B. Shelford   Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi all.
Had a quick look through the R.A Rolls and I think found our man , R.A 6th Bgde , N Battery Commanded by Major LeGrice , F.T.
Gunner 4166 B. Shelford Medal with 1879 Clasp.
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:25 pm

Hi All

Part of Benjamin's Service Record.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 pm

Would he have spent 14 years in India. Seems along time to be stationed in one place.
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PostSubject: Re: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi Mr Greaves

I have to agree with you, 14 years is a long time in one country.

The other interesting thing about his Service is that he joined the Service in Jan 1879 and only a month later (51 days), he was sent on Active service in a foreign land.
He did not return home until 15 years later in December 1893.
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PostSubject: Re: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Hi All

The roll for Benjamin's Boer War Medal. Benjamin Shelford is listed at the very bottom.

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PostSubject: Re: COLLAR MKR. B. SHELFORD, R.A   Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:49 pm

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A photo of Benjamin's Long Service and Good Conduct Medal which is on an Auction Site.

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