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PostSubject: REPLACEMENT OF LOST RIBBON FOR 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL   Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Good Afternoon,

My wife has in her possession a medal issued to her Grandfather. Unfortunately the ribbon is missing.

Can a ribbon for this medal still be obtained and if so from where?

Hoping for some assistance in this matter.

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PostSubject: Medal ribbons   Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:57 pm

HI PH,
Try one of the locals first, ie southafricanmilitaria.com  based in the NW, Rustenberg .
He normally keeps stock of the important and local ribbons.
Another option is definitely Ebay, but postage and delivery time  becomes a factor as it does for Bigbury Mint down in Devon ( a superb supplier), but costly ( listed on WWW.)

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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF LOST RIBBON FOR 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL   Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 pm

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PostSubject: Replacement of lost ribbon for 1879 zulu war campaign medal    Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:29 am

Hi Pretoria Highlander
I've also seen the Ribbon for sale on BidorBuy if that helps . Can you tell me who the medal was awarded to ? .
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF LOST RIBBON FOR 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL   Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Medal was awarded to Trooper Harry Boik of the Natal Mounted Police.
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PostSubject: Replacement of lost ribbon for 1879 zulu war campaign medal    Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:05 am

Hi PH
In Terry Sole's book  ' For God , Queen & Colony ' he has Henry ( Belk ) Boik Attested 25 / 9 / 76 - Discharged 6 / 10 / 79 .
I also notice he isn't listed in Forsythe's the ' South African War Medal 1877-78-79 ; The Medal Roll '
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF LOST RIBBON FOR 1879 ZULU WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL   Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:18 am

Many thanks Admin. Located the ribbon on Ebay as suggested. My son-in-law in the UK has already bought it for me and I will get it in a few weeks time.
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