Posts Tagged QSA

What’s in a theme?

Most of the blogs on the OMSA site are educational in nature. I am not sure this one will be. This is more like a Merriam-Webster definition: Define blog: a Web site on which someone writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences; I think one of the

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QSA with Elandslaagte clasp

The battle of Elandslaagte took place on October 21, 1899 during the first two weeks of the war and before Ladysmith had been invested by the Boer Forces. Elandslaagte is a small village on the railway line between Ladysmith and Dundee in Natal and at the outbreak

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The Siege Of Wepener, April 1900

When I think of the sieges that took place during the Anglo- Boer War, I am reminded that Wepener gets included with the big three (Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking) by some. I can see the similarities but the siege which lasted 16 days was more a besiegement

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The clasps on the Queen’s South Africa Medal

The Anglo- Boer war 1899-1902 sometimes known and the 2nd Boer War was the last major conflict that occurred during Queen Victoria’s reign and the largest. The British and Commonwealth participants numbered in excess of 400,000. As a result, the medal is not uncommon and the wide

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Troops besieged at Kimberley, delivering bread to the relief forces

During the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) four towns were besieged; Kimberley, Ladysmith, Mafeking and Wepener. Clasps for the defence and relief of the first three towns were issued for the QSA medal and the Wepener clasp was issued to those who defended the town during the 16 day

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