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PostSubject: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:17 am

Graves1879 & 90th thought you might be interested in thiis as G.DALE might have been involved in the Zulu War.


This is two silver Victorian Campaign medals, both of which are missing their holding bezels. One has been mounted as a brooch but the pin hook on the back is missing. It is detachable from the mount and is uninscribed. The other has its original, rather tatty ribband and is inscribed around its edge G DALE 324, 24th REGT OF FOOT, who, I believe, were also involved in the Zulu wars and Rorkes Drift etc.


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PostSubject: G. DALE 324   Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:38 am

HI 24th.
I quickly looked through the medal roll book, no G.DALE in either 1/24th or 2/24th regt for 1877 78 79.
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:50 am

Hi All
Sorry 90th, I have found the following:-

NAME Dale G
RANK Private
REGIMENT 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot 1st Battalion

Transferred to 38th Regiment. South Africa Medal with Clasp 1879. His regimental service number was 2117.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:58 am

I will mail the seller and ask what is stamped on th rim to confrim my last post.
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PostSubject: G.DALE. 2117   Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:19 am

HI ALL.
sorry guys didnt see him first time, as 1879graves said , he is there.
cheers 90th
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:24 pm

Don't go for this one as there was no 24th Foot in the Boer War.......

QSAMIKE: THE ANGLO-BOER WAR, 1899-1902 DISCUSSION & REFERENCE FORUM
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:50 pm

Hi littlehand

Many thanks for the info, I mailed the seller asking what was on the rim. He replied what was on the rim was in the listing.

From the photograph, I can see 3.24. As you said littlehand, the 24th as the 24th were not in the Boer War but the SWB may have been, but the medal would not say 3.24 but SWB?

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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:34 pm

So its Fake !!!! Is the 3/24 suppose to be 2/24
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:52 pm

I would say it is a fake because Dale was in the 1st Battalion and then transfered to the 38th Regiment.

The seller has not been helpful either, which would suggest something is wrong with this medal.

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PostSubject: MEDAL.   Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:14 pm

HI 1879graves.
Something is certainly " not quite right " with this listing , i certainly would be steering well away.
Will be very interesting to watch the proceedings, i must see if he posted your question on the
auction site, as you can do that or elect not to.
cheers 90th.

ps. As expected , no sign of your question on the auction site.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:04 pm

Good work you two. Probably loads of fake items like this on the market.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:45 pm

The seller did answer my first question by stating he had listed what was on the rim was in his listing, but when I have questioned him about the facts!!!! he has and will not reply. As John has stated, many fakes out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:13 pm

Hi All

The seller has just got back to me with the Following: The exact inscripin reads;...''G DALE 324, 24th REGT OF FOOT''.

I still have major problems with this one scratch
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PostSubject: fake medal !   Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:59 pm

hi 1879graves.
All i can say is "LEAVE ME OUT " , i certainly wouldnt be buying this medal.
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:58 pm

They sold for £56.50. Some poor soul has been had.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:04 pm

:lol!:

It was not me :lol!:

For the sake of history, I have added the details into my database just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Boer War Silver Campaign Medals 1899 Might have been involved in the Zulu War.   Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:06 pm

When the buyer finds out. It will be back on e-bay.. :lol:
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