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My Most Treasured Metal Detecting Find Ever – WW1 Gallipoli Hero’s 10th Light Horse Collar Badges

My Most Treasured Metal Detecting Find Ever – WW1 Gallipoli Hero’s 10th Light Horse Collar Badges

Help Identify this Unusual ANZAC Collar Badge – Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Claspe

Help Identify this Unusual ANZAC Collar Badge – Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

Please find the time to watch this video on me finding a Boer War and Veterans Gallipoli (Military Cross Winner) ANZAC 10th Light Horse Collar Badge! One of my favourite videos!

10th Light Horse War Hero – WW1 BOER WAR Uniform Badge – Metal Detecting Find – Inspirational Video

Metal Detecting a WW1 Military Cross Winner’s 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – Gallipoli and Boer War Veteran

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.

Early Australian Pioneer Historical Info: These Ain’t No Horseshoes!

Historical Info: These Ain’t No Horseshoes!

10th Light Horse War Hero – WW1 BOER WAR Uniform Badge – Metal Detecting Find – Inspirational Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcaJuxARyTI

10th Light Horse War Hero – WW1 BOER WAR Uniform Badge – Metal Detecting Find – Inspirational Video

With a bit of help from a local historian, I was pointed in the right direction and I found that the owner of the 10th Light Horse Badge knew Breaker Morant, served with him in the Boar War, the owner also served in Gallipoli and won a Military Cross, follow me on this emotional journey.

WW1 GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime – Part 2

WW1 GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime – Part 2

WW1 GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime – Part 1

WW1 GALLIPOLI VETERAN’S 10th Light Horse Collar Badge – My Metal Detecting Find of a Lifetime – Part 1