A Few Canadian Heros..... The South African Constabulary

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    A Few Canadian Heros..... The South African Constabulary

    Post by qsamike on Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:14 am

    Good Morning Everyone....... and especially you Cliff.......

    For your viewing pleasure.....

    Please find attached a picture of 5 Canadian members of "The South African Constabulary" who have been awarded the Gallantry Badge......

    There were 83 awarded in total and 24 to Canadians......

    When Baden-Powell nominated members of the SAC for awards, i.e. the Distinguished Conduct Medal etc. the British Government said that the SAC was not entitled to receive any Gallantry Medals...... So therefore he designed his own system of awards...... It is a long story which I will go into later but the British Government finally relented..... One of the most famous was Surgeon Captain Martin-Leake who won his first VC with the SAC..... I have seen a picture of him also wearing a Gallantry Badge.....

    They were issued in Cloth and Metal one for their Dress Uniform and one for their Work Uniform......

    Mike


    SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY

    GALLANTRY BADGE – 19 TROOP
      (L. to R.)






    2102 3rd CLASS TROOPER CHARLES WILLIAM RYALL

    Wounded but cannot find any mention of gallantry listed for Trooper Ryall, but in late 1901 was Court Martialed for disobeying a direct order and reduced from the rank of Corporal to Trooper.

    2072 1st CLASS TROOPER WILLIE HERBERT GIBBONS

    3420 3rd CLASS TROOPER HAROLD FALTENHINE

    Severely wounded covering the withdrawal at Bessiespan August 11th, 1901 where he remained behind with Trooper Young so the balance of the troop lead by Trooper Gibbons could escape. Later discharged as medically unfit. Forced to pay his own way home as British government refused to pay but later sued the British and won.

    2090 1st CLASS TROOPER RICHARD DOUGLAS MUIR

    Slightly wounded while successfully rescuing a fellow Trooper at Rietport, October 10th, 1901.

    2120 3rd CLASS TROOPER CLAUDE LESLIE YOUNG

    Covering the withdrawal at Bessiespan August 11th, 1901 where he remained behind with the wounded Trooper Faltenhine so the balance of the troop escape.







    qsamike
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    Re: A Few Canadian Heros..... The South African Constabulary

    Post by qsamike on Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:20 am

    What Happened...... All the pictures were there in the preview but did not show up in Post????????

    M.

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    Re: A Few Canadian Heros..... The South African Constabulary

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