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An Excessively Rare Boer War Balloon Section D.C.M. Group of Three to Company Quarter-Master Sergeant W.J. Wellman, Royal Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Serjt., R.E.); Queen's South Africa, four clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg (Serjt., R.E.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, E.VII.R. (Coy. Q.M. Sjt., R.E.), one or two edge bruises and slight contact wear, very fine (3)

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An Excessively Rare Boer War Balloon Section D.C.M. Group of Three to Company Quarter-Master Sergeant W.J. Wellman, Royal Engineers, Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Serjt., R.E.); Queen's South Africa, four clasps, Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg (Serjt., R.E.); Army Long Service and Good Conduct, E.VII.R. (Coy. Q.M. Sjt., R.E.), one or two edge bruises and slight contact wear, very fine (3)

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Just two Distinguished Conduct Medals were awarded to the Balloon Section, R.E.

D.C.M. London Gazette 26.6.1902.

Company Quarter-Master Sergeant W.J. Wellman, D.C.M., was decorated for services with the 1st Balloon Section (Army Order 10/03 refers).

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