Interesting encounter

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I was called to a famiy members house last night to be met by a series of medals and an Army Service Book. It turns out an uncle had passed away and had left his medals and service book behind. He’d served in the Gloucester Hussars and saw action in North Africa and in Tobruk during its siege by Rommel in 1941. A small handwritten not of reminisences was also included. Among the medals, Defence and War medal, Africa, Italy and, Europe Stars was amuch older one from the Boer War I think. It had two clasps: Transvaal and Natal. Around the edge the name Pte Smith and Rifles Brigade along with a service number was inscribed.