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3rd Volunteer Battalion DLI Durham Light Infantry ( Sunderland ) and 15th Imperial Yeomanry Boer War Tribute Medallion Medal
Boer War medallion. Gilt on copper, small medallion with suspension ring. Circa 23mm in diameter. Arms of City of Sunderland to the reverse. In good condition. Scarce.
The 3rd Volunteer Battalion D.L.I. (Sunderland ) contingent landed in South Africa on February 3 1900 where, for 15 months it carried out the arduous task of guarding the long lines of communication on which the fighting troops depended.
Code: 58336Price: 65.00 GBP
Boer War Her Majesty 's Reserve Regiment of Dragoon Guards Gilt Cap and Collar Badge Set
A scarce cap badge and matched pair of collar badges with original dark toned lugs. Sharp detail. In very good condition. A reserve regiment raised during the Boer War. Raised in 1900 these reserve regiments allowed the regular cavalry to be sent to South Africa.
Code: 58318Price: 185.00 GBP
Boer War - Victorian Home Counties Reserve Regiment Officer 's Gilt Collar Badge
A Victorian Home Counties Reserve Regiment officer's gilt collar badge . In good condition complete with two original lugs. Circa 3.5cm tall and 4cm wide.
Code: 58181Price: 20.00 GBP
Transvaal State Boer War Republic White Metal Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch
A die struck white metal collar badge of the Transvaal Staats Arrtillerie which has been modified to become a sweetheart / OCA pin lapel badge, dating it 1874 to 1901. A motto scroll may have been attached at some point which has been neatly removed. The pin is missing but can be replaced.
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Boer War Vintage Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Bi-Metal Cap Badge
A scarce badge to this Anglo-Boer War cap badge, three dark toned original lugs to the reverse and with four sweat / braising holes to the reverse. Sharp detail, some traces of dried polish otherwise in very good condition. Worn on a rosette on the slouch hat. One of my favourite badges.
K&K, Vol 1, No 1394 refers.
Code: 58112Price: 155.00 GBP
Rare South African Boer War Veterans Enamel and Gilt Lapel Badge with Life Member Panel
Life Member badge. Never seen one with this additional panel before. Worn by a veteran of the 1899 - 1902, 2nd Boer War with original pin fitting for wearing on the lapel. Enamel undamaged and gilt bright (some rubbing to highpoints on waggon). Maker marked Fenwick, Birm ( Birmingham ) to rear. Circa 3cm tall.
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Boer War Royal Northern or Royal Home Counties Reserve Regiment Pouch Badge
An attractive and very scarce bi-metal pouch badge, two part construction, to this war raised unit (the Northern and Home Counties both used the same pattern badge), was intended to enable regular army reservist to volunteer for one year as a second line for UK service with so many regular troops deployed to South Africa. With two original screw posts to the reverse. Victorian Crown. A few spots of verdigris otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5cm tall.
Code: 57937Price: 95.00 GBP
Boer War Lord Roberts Commander-in-Chief 's Bodyguard Slouch Hat Badge, 1900
Contemporary two part construction sheet brass with two large brass lug rings on reverse. Applied "R" to centre to signify Lord Roberts. The date 1900 and letters SAFF ( South African Field Force) are also included in the design. Worn on slouch hat. There is also a pattern which was in the form of a shoulder title that was also worn on the slouch hat badge (see item 52007). Good condition, but with signs of being polished. 3.5cm wide and 4.1cm tall.
Code: 57936Price: 110.00 GBP
Reserve Regiment, Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF ) Boer War Cap Badge
An attractive two piece bi-metal cap badge with two original dark toned copper loops to reverse (a little bit bent but fully functional). Brass grenade with white metal shamrock mounted on grenade. Minor blemishing to gilding metal finish on grenade otherwise very good condition. Circa 6.3cm tall. Scarce.
During the South African War of 1899 - 1902, Reserve Regiments were formed and this one of the series of such badge.
K&K Vol 1 no 1133 refers.
Code: 57935Price: 145.00 GBP
South African Boer War Driscoll Scouts Slouch Hat Badge - Unit of Irish Irregulars
A more ornate sheet brass Boer War slouch hat badge than one usually encounters, with two original wire loops to the reverse as worn by the Driscoll 's Scouts. This title on a scroll above an Irish Harp and the motto "Thorough " connected by laurel sprays.
During the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902, Driscoll's Scouts was founded by Capt D.P. Driscoll, who had previously served in Burma during the earlier part of the Anglo-Boer War and who decided to come to South Africa with the specific intention of forming an Irish unit. This was motivated by the losses suffered by Irish units within the British Army during the early battles of the War. Eventually totalling a strength of just under 500 men of all ranks, it first served with the Colonial Division and was present at the siege of Wepener and operations around Lindley and Fouriesburg.
Apparently Daniel Driscoll had approached Kitchener and requested permission to form a mounted Scout troop to combat the fast moving Boer commandos. Kitchener apparently refused to consider the request and Driscoll was effectively sidelined without an appropriate supply of horses. Eventually Driscoll and a number of accomplices descended on a regular British unit and commandeered sufficient horses to supply his band of volunteers. The commanding officer complained to Kitchener who immediately ordered that Driscoll and his band be pursued. With his legendary scouting skills he eluded his pursuers and eventually received official recognition to be known as the "Driscoll's Scouts".
One account of note on 12th July 1900 the 'Daily Telegraph' correspondent reported: "Captain Driscoll, leader of the Scouts bearing his name, captured four armed Boers single-handed and brought them prisoners into camp. This was a splendidly plucky feat. Driscoll's Scouts are rendering General Rundle most valuable service".
Disbanded in 1902. Scarce.
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