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A scarf crocheted by Queen Victoria just before she died and gifted to a British military hero in recognition for his bravery in battle has emerged over 100 years later.<br />
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The Victorian monarch handcrafted scarves to be presented to the best "all round men taking part in the Second Boer War" - a topic which was voted upon by those who fought. <br />
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Eight were presented in total, four to British servicemen and one to a soldier from each of the four commonwealth countries which sent troops.<br />
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This particular example was crocheted and presented in 1900 to Sergeant William Colclough, a member of the Second Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment.