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 South Africa, with 1879 bar, to 1864 Pte F Smith, 1/24th foot (1st Battalion South Wales Borderers)

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PostSubject: South Africa, with 1879 bar, to 1864 Pte F Smith, 1/24th foot (1st Battalion South Wales Borderers)   Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: South Africa, with 1879 bar, to 1864 Pte F Smith, 1/24th foot (1st Battalion South Wales Borderers)   Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:59 am

£850 on the hammer. I hope the buyer did their homework before buying.
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PostSubject: 1864 Pte. F. Smith 1 / 24th.   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:08 am

Hi All.
Swb I agree , 850 Quid seems a lot , especially if he was one of the drafts sent out later !. As he wouldnt have seen any action
If I'm not mistaken .
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PostSubject: Re: South Africa, with 1879 bar, to 1864 Pte F Smith, 1/24th foot (1st Battalion South Wales Borderers)   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:48 am

You are right the late drafts didn't see any action (or any Zulus?). These men were also not the best soldiers in the British Army as they were "volunteered" by their COs to re-build the 1st bn and most were discharged on return to the UK.
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