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 VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI

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PostSubject: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:57 pm


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Lovely group sold a year or two ago. There's a thread on it in this forum already somewhere.
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PostSubject: Pvt 17th Lcrs Medal Group with photos , books etc    Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:45 am

I know a group like this was posted on here , I assume its the same chap ? . Didnt Justin from Jager medals have it for sale a while back ??. If not this chap it was another which had the same sort of photos and books to accompany it .
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PostSubject: Re: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:58 am

You are exactly right 90th.
Same group; sold a year or two back by Jagermedals.
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PostSubject: Rare group of medals , Pvt 17th Lcr's   Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:02 pm

Hi Tasker .
I was fairly certain I'd seen it before . I actually did think about buying it , but as I already had a 17th Lcr Medal I
decided against it . Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:06 pm

By the time I'd stopped dithering and decided to buy it 90th, it had already been sold. Hardly surprising really - possiby a unique set of items. I have a mint SAG in its original named box of issue, as good as the day it was issued, but this group trumps that imo.
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PostSubject: Rare Medal Pvt 17th Lcrs   Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:59 pm

Hi Tasker .
Salute Agreed . Very Happy
Cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:39 pm

I also trie dto buy it and just missed out. As you know the 17th is my passion was very sad to miss this lot.

BTW back after having been laid up for a while with a particularly nasty injury ( what idiot invented Vets rugby!!). What have I missed on the medal front?

Will update the lancer list as I have been able to acquire details and a couple of new medals.
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PostSubject: Re: VERY RARE GROUP OF MEDALS, PICTURES AND DIARY TO A PRIVATE OF THE 17th LANCERS WHO SERVED THROUGHOUT THE ZULU WAR OF 1879, MOST PROBABLY WITH ‘A’ TROOP AT THE BATTLE OF ULUNDI   Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:02 pm

Welcome back SD; playing rugby at your age? Salute Joker Salute Joker Salute sounds like you've been trying to mix it up with those bad Welsh boys in the front row! :p;:
Nothing huge has happened on the medal front, other than by the sounds of it, you ending up with a runner's up medal!
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Haha Tasker - I know some form or Mid life crisis i expect. Mrs D was well pleased still who wants to decorate anyway Very Happy

The irony was it wasnt the welsh - formidable opponents that they can be - but it was a touring South African team . Its been a long time since I was on the wrong end of a spear tackle - I thought that was a Kiwi thing.

Still i had plenty of time to read a number of Zulu war books I have stored up although the size of the Harford and a soldier artist in Zululand proved prohibitive for reading- but useful for my physio.

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South Africans? Spear tackle?
We call it a traditional method of introduction. :p;:
Cheers Mate
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yes Springbok - I think in the SA rugby rule book it is just called a tackle!!

personally I call it a miracle that he was strong enough to lift me up off the ground in the first place.

Even more annoying was apparently I missed an incredible post match drinking session complete with the South African Meat Companys - selection of Wurst and Biltong!!!

I dont think the hospital food was a patch on a nice bit of dried Kudu!!
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Thank goodness the Springboks no longer practise impalement! Very Happy
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Since when????? Rolling Eyes
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