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Nobles Numismatics Pty Ltd / Important Australian, British, World, and Ancient Coins, Banknotes, and Medals - 21/11/2019 / Other Properties - Australian Singles / Lot 3626
QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899, (type 3 reverse), - four clasps - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901. 2028 Tpr T.Miller. Doyle's Aust.Scts. Impressed but renamed, possibly officially as they were not issued until 1907 (see below). No ribbon, dark toned and traces of cleaning compound, otherwise good very fine. / T.Miller's service file held in New Zealand has minimal information however it does contain some correspondence. On 31 July 1907 A.D.O.S. at Royal Arsenal Woolwich, England wrote to A.A.G. NZ Defence Forces, Wellington forwarding 4 Queen's South Africa Medals and clasps to various ex-members of Doyle's Australian Scouts, naming the four recipients including 2028 Tpr T.Miller. On the medal roll for Doyle's Scouts, the only recorded service no.2028 is to Charles Baker and there is no T.Miller on the roll. Perhaps T.Miller served under an alias and later advised his correct name which has resulted in the official impressed renaming of his medal.