1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

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1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby Canutt » 21 Apr 2009 09:33

Hallo to all, I'm going to purchase a QSA medal with CC. OFS. JOHN. clasps to a private from 1/Cameron Highlanders.
I would like to know which significant actions saw this unit according the the clasps above.

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Re: 1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby DavidB » 21 Apr 2009 13:27

Depends what you mean by "significant actions" I suppose Mario.
Here's a summary of their war service:
http://www.angloboerwar.com/units%20imp ... ghldrs.htm
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Re: 1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby Canutt » 21 Apr 2009 15:35

Thank you for the link, amoaful73. It's a good start for my little research.

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Re: 1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby QSAMIKE » 21 Apr 2009 17:39

Hi Mario.....

Looks good to me, bars match one in my collection.......

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Re: 1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby Jim Murray » 22 Apr 2009 03:42

Mario, you may be familiar with the Breaker Morant Story. It was the Camerons who guarded him and who served in the execution party

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Re: 1/Cameron Highlanders in Boer War

Postby grm79 » 24 Mar 2010 03:53

Canutt wrote:Hallo to all, I'm going to purchase a QSA medal with CC. OFS. JOHN. clasps to a private from 1/Cameron Highlanders.
I would like to know which significant actions saw this unit according the the clasps above.

Best regard,
Mario


Mario,
I know this reply is a year late, but I've just joined.
The "standard" clasps on a Cameron QSA are the 3 above followed by Diamond Hill and Wittebergen.
There's a chance your man was a casualty, died of disease or became ill.
If you have the medal now, please send me the details and I'll see what I can find.
Cheers
Graeme
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