Today I was inspired to go Metal Detecting after watching YouTuber “StealthDiggers” finding an extremely rare George Washington Mourning Urn Cuff Link…. he originally found the first collar cuff a while back, and was inspired to go looking for the other matching cufflink.
in 2012 I actually found the first 10th Light Horse Collar Badge which belonged to a WW1 Veteran who was in the 10th Light Horse… one of Australia’s most famous Army Units, having fought extremely tough battles in South Africa in the Boer War in the 1890’s as well as WW1 at Beersheba, Egypt, Gallipoli, Turkey and other famous battles.
So today I was inspired to go looking for the other matching uniform badge, and not having much confidence in doing so I went metal detecting for it anyhow.
The owner of this collar badge was a veteran of the South African Boer War in the 1890’s and also a veteran of Gallipoli in WW1.
In 2012 I found the first 10th Light Horse Collar Badge using my Minelab E-Trac, however today I found the other matching badge using my Garrett AT Pro.
Here is todays video of the amazing yet again, another once in a lifetime find
His name is Arthur Thompson, and he was awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry and Bravery whilst in Battle … see a photo of Arthur actually wearing his uniform with quite possibly the actual 10th Light Horse Collar Badges I found on his uniform…. see here:
He also served alongside Breaker Morant, one of Australia’s most famous soldiers in the South African Boer War… Breaker Morant was actually charged with Treason by the British Army and he was executed by the British Army in South Africa in 1902.
Many Australians have protested that Breaker Morant should be pardoned, however he has not yet been pardoned.
Breaker Morant was a hero.
See my other videos when I found the First Collar Badge back in 2012
10th Light Horse War Hero – WW1 BOER WAR Uniform Badge – Metal Detecting Find – Inspirational Video
GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime – Part 1
GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge — My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime — Part 2
Finding this collar badge today adds to my favourite finds, the adrenalin rush was awesome, and I would never sell these WW1 Collar Badges from the Uniforms of the 10th Light Horse.