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1901 HALLMARKED SILVER CIGARETTE CASE FROM MAYOR OF MAIDSTONE TO CORPL. A.F. COLVIN, MAIDSTONE COY. R.A.M.C. (DIED OF DISEASE)

*** RESERVED *** Hallmarked silver (Chester 1901) cigarette case engraved with town crest coat of arms and 'South African Campaign Token of Gratitude from Maidstone to Corpl. A.F. Colvin, July 1901 F.J. Oliver, Mayor.'
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Arthur Francis Colvin was born in Maidstone, Kent in 1878, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Colvin. Serving with the Maidstone Company Volunteer Medical Staff Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Colvin died of disease at Green Point Hospital, Cape Colony, aged just 22. He was buried at Maitland Cemetery and is commemorated at the Maitland Boer War Memorial, Cape Town, All Saints Church Memorial, Maidstone, Kent and also the R.A.M.C. Boer War Memorial, Gun Hill, Aldershot, Hampshire.

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