W Woolmore Collection - Singles
QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899, (type 3 reverse), with South African & Active Service Association badge affixed to ribbon. Mr. D.Wegner. Natal Govt: Rlys: Impressed. Hairlines, otherwise very fine.
D.Wegner recorded as served with Natal Government Railways (Source: WO100/279).
Possibly an Australian immigrant. Julius Bernhard Reinhold (known as Bernard) Wegener was born in Berlin, Germany 27Feb1879. He arrived in Australia with his family in 1888 and settled in Richmond, Victoria. He then left Australia as a young man to work as a shunter on the Natal Government Railways at Ladysmith in South Africa. The only record that can be found on the Natal Government Railways roll is for D.Wegner, the name on the above medal. The South African & Active Service Association was an Australian association established in Victoria.
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