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Queen's South Africa Medal - VC connection

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Listing #: 518005432
Awarded to 6706 Bomb. WHLR C. Noble Q Battery RHA. Ghost dates visible. Three bars.

The RHA was in action at Korn Spruit near Sanna's Post after being ambushed by the Boers and after several guns were rescued under heavy fire four VC's were awarded by ballot, one ballot for the officers, one for the NCO's, one for the other ranks, and one for the drivers. These ballots were held under Rule 13 of the VC Warrant to recognize the bravery of a larger group through one elected representative. The last VC Ballot held was after the 1917 Zeebrugge Raid.

for further details see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Sanna's_Post)_HQ_Battery_
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From a UK Auction House in 2001:
"Charles Noble joined Q Battery in November 1899, after completeing his Wheeler’s course at Woolwich and was promoted to Bombardier-Wheeler at the same time. The battery arrived in South Africa in December 1899, and won four Victoria Crosses attempting to save the battery’s guns after an ambush at Sanna’s Post on 31 March 1900. It was later awarded the Honour Title “Sanna’s Post”.

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  • Seller location: Manukau City, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Thu 4 Oct, 4:05 pm. 2012