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 Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.

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PostSubject: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:45 pm

The following was posted on the British Military Medals Collector's Group on Facebook.

Hi everyone. I have little or no knowledge on medals. I bought a home in 1980 that had a trunk in the attic. Amongst the treasures saved in that trunk was a medal from the previous owner that had passed away in 1970. The medal is from South Africa dated 1879 and the inscription around the edge is 2236 Pte J. WIXON 2/4TH FOOT.

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I have checked and he is listed on the Medal Roll with 1879 Clasp.

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PostSubject: Pte 11 / 2236 Jabez Wixon 2/ 4th Kings Own    Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 am

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I Wouldn't have minded it happening to me ! . Is he selling ? hahahahahahaha
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PostSubject: Pte Jabez Wixon   Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:15 pm

FYI, Pte Jabez Wixon was discharged from the Army on 18 Mar 1880 as unfit for further service and returned to his original occupation as a joiner. Whilst not a 100% certain, looks as if he may have married in 1881 and died in 1891 aged 34 in Wolverhampton. What was the name of the previous owner of your house? Regards. John Fone.
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PostSubject: Re: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:09 pm

Hi John Fone.

Welcome to the forum.

The information you require will have to come from The British Military Medals Collector's Group on Facebook.

The owner of the medal, posted in the above group the following "I bought the home of a builder that immigrated here to Canada. He built the home in 1930, died in 1970 and I bought it in 1980 from the lawyers for his widow. She went into care then and has since died. I’m certain the medal was his fathers."

To find out more, you will need to contact her on facebook.

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PostSubject: Re: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:38 pm

Very happy to contact the owner but the BMMCG is apparently a "closed" group on Facebook. Do you know her name ? Kind regards John Fone.
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PostSubject: Re: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:45 pm

Hi John Fone.

I have sent her name to you by Private Message.

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PostSubject: Re: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:16 pm

The lady sold the medal through e-medals who are based in Canada. They do a variety of online auctions and retail stock. I have dealt with them in the past and they are very good.
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PostSubject: Re: Private 11/2236 Jabez Wixon, 2nd 4th (King's Own Royal) Regiment.   Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:10 am

jabez wixon baptised 6 april 1856, Oakengates wombridge wellington shropshire, to Robert a gardener and Anne. 1861 census address market street wombridge, wellington.by 1881 he became a Joiner living at his brother James 11bone mill lane wolverhampton staffordshire, he married in 1881 to either selina clark or nellie bellingham december qtr 1881. likely a son was born jabez john wolverhampton 1885 who leaves for Quebec canada 3 aug 1906. two others also leave for canada a J G Wixon b.1863 to montreal 3 sept 1903, and a J Wixon b.1869 to Quebec in 1911 but i cannot tie these to our jabez.
service papers 11th brigade general service attested manchester 31 oct 1878 aged 22
+ 8 mths, to Fort Widley 6 nov 1878 to 1/4th then 2/4th Lancaster regtiment from 2 nov 78 to 13 march 1880 served 8 months south africa including zulu war, service 1 year 219 days found unfit for further service at Netley hospital and discharged 8 june 1880. these papers signed by charles knight pearson 2/3 who was then governor of netley.
Jabez dies 1891 in wolverhampton district.
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