Author Topic: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?  (Read 3657 times)

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Re: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?
« Reply #27 on: Monday 15 February 16 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Fantastic result,I will watch out for the article in the paper x
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?
« Reply #28 on: Monday 15 February 16 09:15 GMT (UK) »
There is one outstanding problem. The two date clasps South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 should only appear on one of the medals. If he was in SA for less than 18 months one or both
were placed on the QSA. If for more than 19 18 months the pair was placed on the KSA. Never on both.

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Re: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?
« Reply #29 on: Monday 15 February 16 10:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ken for that heads up on that - by all accounts he did the distance.

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Re: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?
« Reply #30 on: Monday 15 February 16 14:13 GMT (UK) »
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it will be duly worn along with his brother's war medals by his descendants on appropriate occasions.

as far as I know if the medals are NOT issued to you personally you have NO right to 'wear' them.
You can only hold them in your hand at these occasions.

Unless someone can verify that this is incorrect.

Jim
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Challis, Halls, Heady, Grove, Lawrence - Essex
Foxwell, Imm, Ward - Gloucesteshire
Heady, Collis, Griffin - Hertfordshire
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Re: DEVLIN - BOER WAR Veteran's ancestry vanished?
« Reply #31 on: Monday 15 February 16 14:18 GMT (UK) »
I don't believe that there is any defined etiquette as such with regard to wearing deceased relatives' medals - except not to try to pass them off as ones you gained!  The Royal British Legion's stance is that it shouldn't be done, but I don't think that it is against the law as such to wear medals in honour of your grandfather etc.  Some people will wear them on their right hand side, others will hold them.  Either way, I think it is understood that you are honouring the actions of others.