New Medal Groups

PHOTOS DESCRIPTION

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FAMILY GROUPING

FIRST GROUP

Group of four::To G. A. OHLSEN; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 (22874 TPR, S. A. Lt. Horse); NATAL 1906 (2ND ROYSTONS HORSE) & WW1 PAIR (A/CPL 12TH S.A.I.) 

SECOND GROUP (BROTHER)

NATAL CASUALTY

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 seven clasps "CC, T/HGTS, OFS, RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, LAINGS NEK, BELFAST, SA 01" Impressed 870 TPR C. OHLSEN S. A. LT. HORSE.

"KWAZULU NATAL PRIVATE C OHLSON 2ND ROYSTONS HORSE BAMBATHA / ZULU REBELLION OF 1906, DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 29TH JULY 1906"

Note: Trooper Ohlsen is one of seven soldiers who are officially classed as having “died on service” and one of only 27 of the overall list for this campaign. At this stage we are unclear as to whether Trooper Ohlsen was issued his Natal 1906 Medal and no medal ever surfaced. 

“SA 1901” clasp loose on last medal but confirmed. All VF or better $2850

 

Pair: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, “Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 & Transvaal” correctly impressed 2809 3rd CL TPR W. McGILLICUDDY S.A.C. & South African Police Faithfull Service Medal impressed NC2146 (M) 1/C SERGEANT W. S. McGILLICUDDY

Note: The Transvaal clasp is a later attachment and not on his medal roll. Comes with nice period silver miniatures

GD VF $725

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, OFS, T" Impressed 1402 PTE. J. T. HEWITT. VICTORIAN M.R.

Note: Medal roll states service with the Left Wing, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles who was under the command of Major McKnight.

Major William McKnight and his men were involved in what some refer to as the original betrayal of the British command against Australian soldiers with troopers James Steele, Arthur Richards and Herbert Parry being sentenced to death. This led to Major McKnight calling General Beatson to account for his 'gross insults'. A belated apology by the General was curtly refused by McKnight. It must be remembered that just prior to this the Regimental Surgeon Herbert Palmer and 18 NCOs or men were killed at Wilmansrust, with a further five officers and 36 NCOs or men also being wounded. This incident is an extremely important event involving Lord Kitchener, The prime minister and even the King and had a huge part in Australia eventually taking control of its own troops.

In 1910 Trooper Hewitt appears to have moved to western Australia with the Daily News (Western Australian Newspaper) mentioning him as a new member of the South African Soldiers Association of WA (Wednesday 7th September 1910).

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Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "CC, OFS, T, SA 01, SA 02" Impressed 34906 PTE.J. L. Wright. 53rd COY. IMP. YEO. 

Note: 34906 Private J. L. Wright, 53rd (Royal East Kent) Company, 12th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry (published casualty roll states 11th) was reported ‘missing’ at Olivershoek Pass, 18 September 1901. He later re-joined his unit.

GD VF $385

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC, SA 02" Impressed 5660 PTE.A. FLETCHER. WORC. REGT. 

GD VF $325

 

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, Wittebergen" Impressed 1363 PTE. G. GITTENS. WORCESTER; REGT 

GD VF $345

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Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, OFS, T" Impressed 6199 PTE S. MILLER. E. YORKSHIRE REGT 

GD VF $325

 

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, OFS, SA 01, SA 02" Impressed 2738 PTE J. MOONEY SCOT RIFLES

GD VF $345

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Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "TALANA & DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH" Impressed 24673 DVR: H. A. RUSSELL 13/ BTY R.F.A.

Britishbattles.com has the following to say about the 13th Battery at Ladysmith “The withdrawal was in considerable confusion which became worse as the troops streamed down the hillside.  The dire situation was retrieved by the steadiness of the two RFA batteries, the 13th and the 53rd, conducting a fighting withdrawal to cover the infantry, interposing themselves between the infantry and the Boers, moving and firing in turn……..White’s army was saved from much greater disaster by the steadfastness of the Royal Field Artillery 53rd and 13th batteries.

 

Note: Medal roll states he was Invalided on the 5th July 1900.

Slight edge knocks around base (does not affect naming) Good/Fine $775

 

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, SA 01, SA 02" Impressed 292 TPR: W E WALSH TRANSKEI M. R.

 VF $375

 

Single: India General Service 1908-35 (EVII), 1 clasp,” North West Frontier 1908”correct running script engraving to 7669 Pte H. Cameron 1st Bn Sea Highrs

VF $275

 

Single: India General Service 1908-35 (GV), 1 clasp, ”MALABAR 1921-22 “ LT. G. W. NUNN, 1-39 GARH RFLS.

VF $345

 

Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 2196 A-L-CPL J. KENNERLEY. 51 BN A.I.F.

Previous service listed as 20th Signal Coy Engineers, 6 months

Emb. 9th August 1916 51st Bn

WIA: 5th April 1918 “G.S.W. Left Arm Serious”

RTA: 28th February 1919

Note: Comes with his 98 page diary filled out completely from Blackboy Hill until his discharge. On the day of his wounding he had the following to say “Fritz tried to break through but failed. He put over a very heavy Barage, and I had the luck to get a backslash wound in the upper part of the left arm between 10 & 11 o’clock in the morning.”

A very extensive diary with all places, attacks and timings entered down to the hour.

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Pair: British war medal and Victory medal impressed to 3860 A-SGT F. E. DOCKERY. 51 BN A.I.F.

Previous service stated as “88th Infantry, 1 year 8 months”

Emb. 30th November 1917

Appointed acting Sergeant 17th February 1918 (after time he reverts back his rank ending up a lance corporal)

WIA: 25th April 1918 “G.S.W. Back”

RTA: 18th December 1919

VF $475