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Good Evening Everyone……

For your enjoyment…..

Just posting a few pictures of The Absent Minded Beggar Plaque, A Gentleman in Kharki……

A silver plaque sized 11 ½ Inch by 7 ½ Inch, mounted on a 11 ¼ Inch by 15 Inch Oak board…..

High relief figure of the Daily Mail – Absent Minded Beggar…..

Impressed in plague under left foot: “A Gentleman in Kharki”

Bronze Plaque on bottom heavy engraved “PRESENTED BY THE BOROUGH OF REIGATE – IN RECOGNITION OF LOYAL SERVICES – IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN 1900 – 01,” 4 inch by ½ inch…..

Makers name on reverse: D. George Collins, Manufacturing Silversmiths, 116 Newgate Street, London…..

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Good Morning Everyone.......

Here is some additional information posted on the Victorian Wars Forum by Neville Constantine who has kindly given me permission to post here......

Thank You Neville for this information......

Mike

From: Sussex Agricultural Express, 25-05-1901; Dorking & Leatherhead Advertiser, 06-07-1901; Surrey Mirror, 13-06-1902

Recipients Presented 22-05-01......

1st Volunteer Active Service Company, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment:

Lieutenant E.A. Heriot
Colour-Sergeant C.R. Moir
Sergeant H.H. Young
Sergeant A. Young
Corporal J. Fassnidge
Lance-Corporal F. Heaysman
Private W. Barfoot
Private E.F. Dalton
Private W. Eade
Private A.J. Harding

City Imperial Volunteers:

Captain J.F. Waterlow
Sergeant G. Godwin
Sergeant E. Farrington
Lance-Sergeant C. Knight
Private E. Bettesworth
Private J. Jenkins
Private Sargent (absent)
Private T. Wakem
Private P.A. Willett

Presentation made by Mr T.H. Roberts (Chairman of the Reception Committee and Horley Parish Council) at the Drill Hall, Reigate.

Recipients (12th June 1902)

2nd Volunteer Active Service Company, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment:

Sergeant W. Reason,
Lance-Corporal J. Best
Private W. Cowland
Private N.T. King
Private J.F. Robinson
Private R. Terry (absent)

Three others (names unrecorded) were not present.

Presentation made by the Mayor of Reigate (Councillor F.E. Barnes, J.P.) at the White Hart Hotel, Reigate.

One more plaque was presented to Private W. Allum, 1st Volunteer Active Service Company, Royal West Surrey Regiment. This example is described as being a ‘Burnished gun metal reproduction of "A Gentleman in Khaki" mounted on oak frame, with inscribed silver plaque’. Allum came from Caterham and the plaque was subscribed for by a Mr J.D. Rolls, rather than the people of Reigate.
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