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PostSubject: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:43 pm

Do we know this chap, seems a bit of a strange name.
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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:22 pm

Trooper R. F. de Beer was a member of the "Wodehouse True Blues", one of the many colonial units formed during the Cape Frontier Wars and Zulu War. "The Wodehouse True Blues" took part in the action at Perie Bush in 1878 were they lost several men killed in action. They also were present at the attack on Morosi's Stronghold 8 April 1879. A little over 50 medals were issued. mostly for 1877-78 and 1878. Only a handful of 1878-9 clasps issued.

Trooper R. F. de Beer received the South Africa Medal with clasp "1878", and is confirmed on the medal roll.


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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:04 pm

John wrote:
Do we know this chap, seems a bit of a strange name.
Wink hi interestingly this name cropped up just as i was doing a spot of research on a medal prior to listing on a internet auction site. i purchased from sth africa.the medal bears the name tpr  r.  fdebeer, wodehouse true blues.i suspect a full stop is absent after the f. as debeer is a common afrikaan name.as in the diamond dealers.so confirming the medal exists & is now in the uk with the 1879 clasp
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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Wonder if there related?

Lieutenant P. GAV - Wodehouse True Blues. - Killed in action at Morosi's Stronghold, 8th April 1879
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PostSubject: Tpr R.F.de beer Wodehouse True Blues   Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:26 am

Ray63 It may be me but who may be related scratch  De Beer & Gav ???? .
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PostSubject: debeer wodehouse true blues   Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:58 am

Wink just to clear a point .wodehouse is not part of the troopers name ,but refers to town district etc where the true blues.were raised.the medal can be viewed on a certain well known internet auction site
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PostSubject: Re: TPR.R. F.de Beer, wodehouse true blues    Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:23 pm

Natal and local unit which earned the ‘1879’ bar for the Zulu War

WODEHOUSE TRUE BLUES. 108 Medals awarded.
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