QSA Medals

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FIRST INTO MAFEKING

Pair: British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse undated, 1 clasp, Mashonaland 1890 (Tpr. G. Seymour. B.S.A.C.P.) & Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Mafeking, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (570 Sjt: G. Seymour. Imp: Lt. Horse)

George Seymour attested for the British South Africa Company Police on 4 March 1890, being assigned the regimental number ‘399’. He served in “E” Troop in the Pioneer Column of 1890, and was discharged on 25 November 1891.

When war broke out again and as an experienced soldier, George found his way into the elite group under the control of Major Karri-Davies in the Imperial Light Horse. Instrumental in the relief of Ladysmith where they disabled two Boer "Long Tom" artillery guns on Gun Hill, and when challenged by a Boer picket, Major Davies bellowed the command "Fix bayonets and charge the buggers" (The Boer War, Thomas Pakenham, pg 271), It was not long after Sergeant Seymour volunteered and went on with seven others to personally relieve (break) the siege of Mafeking with a gallant charge into the town alongside their fearless leader Major Karri-Davies, thus ending the siege after 217 days. The picture above is in relation to a silver salver than was presented to all nine men for their heroics.

BSA Medal and clasp is confirmed in the roll by Colin Owen. Only 112 medals were issued to the British South Africa Company's Police for Mashonaland 1890, including 73 with this single clasp.

QSA confirmed on medal roll with only 209 medals issued with Relief of Mafeking and Relief of Ladysmith clasps.   

Note: Major Karri Davies (West Australian), who was a personal friend of Cecil Rhodes, took part in the Jameson Raid. He was captured by Kruger's forces, and sentenced to imprisonment for two years. He and Major Woolls-Sampson were the last two imprisoned and refused to admit defeat. When the Boer War broke out Major Karri Davies and Major Woolls-Sampson recruited the Imperial Light Horse, 500 strong, and for this body they provided the entire equipment at their own expense. Colonel Davies went through the siege of Ladysmith, and it was during the siege that he received the severe wounds from which he never completely recovered. Karri-Davies was the first to enter Mafeking when the siege of that city was raised and it was acknowledged that he refused a VC and have his CB removed from the London Gazette as "he does not fight for medals but for his Queen". A truly amazing man.

VF $7850

 

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FAMILY GROUPING

 

Fathers PairColour Serjeant J. Martin, 82nd Regiment. Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (C. Sjt., 82/Foot) scratch to obverse; Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (1310 Sergt., 82nd Foot) 

 

John Martin was born in Dublin. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the 49th Regiment at Fermoy, 11 January 1853, aged 14 years, 7 months. With the regiment he served as a Drummer until transferring to the 82nd Regiment as a Private in February 1869. With the regiment he was promoted to a Corporal in November 1870; Sergeant in August 1874 and Colour Sergeant in December 1874. During his military career he served 3 years, 9 months in India. He was discharged at Dublin on 9 December 1879. Awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. with a gratuity of £5 in August 1875; awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with an annuity of £10 on 27 November 1915. Latterly the Chief Warder at the Military Prison, Cork.

With copied service papers and other research.

 

Sons group of Four: Staff Sergeant-Major J. Martin, Australian Forces, late South Lancashire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (3503 Serjt., S. Lanc.Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (3503 Clr.-Serjt., S. Lanc. Regt.);Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (1st Cl. Sergt-Instr., 1st Bn. G.I.P. Ry.Vol. Rif. Cps.) correction to unit; Commonwealth of Australia Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (Staff Sergt-Major, Instl. Staff)  John Martin was born in Bullevant, Co. Cork. He attested for the South Lancashire Regiment at Chester on 21 August 1891, aged 15 years, 8 months, and joined the regiment in Jersey two days later. He served as a Drummer until February 1892 when he reverted to Private and was promoted to Lance-Corporal in February 1894; Corporal in August 1895; Lance-Sergeant in March 1898; Sergeant in March 1899 and Colour-Sergeant in April 1902. Served in South Africa, November 1899-January 1903 and in India, January 1903-August 1913. In April 1906 he was transferred to the Bombay Unattached List as a 1st Class Sergeant-Instructor, posted to the Poona Volunteer Rifles and in March 1907, with the same rank, to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteers. Awarded the L.S. & G.C. in April 1910. Discharged on 21 August 1913 - listing Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, Australia as his intended place of residence. Awarded the Commonwealth of Australia M.S.M. as Staff Sergeant-Major of the 4th Military District (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 7 June 1917). 

With copied service and other papers.

 

First group, very fine and better. Second, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine and better $3250

 

PairCorporal A. J. Sharp, Royal Monmouthshire Engineers, late Royal Artillery. India General Service 1854-95, 1 claspHazara 1888 (32595 Gunr., No. 2 By. 1st Bde. Sc. Dn. R.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2970 Corpl., Rl. Engineers)

 

Note: Alfred James Sharp was born in Millbrook, Southampton. He joined the Royal Artillery on 6 July 1882, aged 19 years. He initially served in the 1st Brigade Scottish Division R.A., which later became Mountain Artillery. Served in India, September 1883-February 1890 and took part in the Black Mountain Expedition 1888. Sharp was transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1890 and discharged on 5 July 1894. His intended place of residence being given as King Street, Brynmawr. He later joined the Royal Monmouthshire Engineers Militia and served with them in the Second Boer War. With copied R.A. service papers and roll extracts on paper and C.D.

 

Contact marks, nearly very fine $985

 

 

PairActing Serjeant H. L. Fuller, Canadian Engineers, late Imperial Light Horse Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2906 Tpr., Imp. Lt. Horse); British War Medal 1 (5005 A. Sjt., C.E.) 

 

Note: Harry Laughton Fuller was born in Witton Park, Co. Durham on 5 March 1873. A Labourer by occupation and a member of the 1st Durham Light Infantry Volunteers and a former member of the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry, he attested for the Royal Marines at Portsmouth on 16 October 1892. Latterly serving in South Africa, he was discharged by purchase from the Marines in August 1900. Fuller then enlisted into Brabant’s Horse at Cape Town on 14 November 1900 and was discharged time expired in November 1901. He then enlisted into the Imperial Light Horse at Cape Town in December 1901, being discharged in June 1902. For his services he was awarded the Queen’s medal with no clasp as a Private in the Royal Marines on H.M.S. Monarch (not with lot) and the Queen’s medal with five clasps as a Trooper in the Regiments of Horse. At the time of the Great War he was employed as an Iron Moulder living in London, Ontario. He attested for the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at London on 13 September 1915 and was posted to the Canadian Engineers.

 

Very fine $475

 

Group of six, with Death plaque : QSA  four clasps " CC, Rhodesia, OFS,T" KSA two clasps "SA01, SA02" correct running script Lieut. F. St. J. Barton 2/Hampshire RGT. with duplicate issue correctly impressed 123 CORP. F. ST. BARTON. VICTORIAN. M. R.,1914 -15 STAR, BRITISH WAR MEDAL (MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES) & VICTORY MEDAL impressed to CAPT. F. ST. J. BARTON HAMPS. R.

Death Plaque correctly named "Frederick ST. John Barton.

M.I.D. London Gazette 6 April 1916, for services in the Euphrates operations, 24 June to 26 July 1915.

Frederick St John Barton was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 6 May 1876, 4th son of Robert Barton, Malvern, Victoria, formerly Deputy Master of Melbourne Branch, Royal Mint. He was educated at Toorak College, near Melbourne, and volunteered and enlisted in the 5th Victoria Contingent during the South African War. He was then transferred as Sergeant to the Rhodesian Artillery, and afterwards gazetted 2nd Lieutenant into the 2nd Hampshire Regiment on 19 May 1900, at the recommendation of the Governor of Victoria. He was promoted to Lieutenant in March 1902 and to Captain in January 1907. He took part in the operations in Rhodesia, May 1900, and in the Transvaal and west of Pretoria in May to June 1901; and in the Orange River Colony, July to October 1901 (Queen’s Medal with 4 clasps; King’s Medal with two clasps). He served as Adjutant to the 1st Battalion from March 1909 to March 1912, and to the 4th Territorial Battalion from November 1912. He went to India with his battalion in October 1914, after the outbreak of the European War, and from there to Mesopotamia in March 1915, and was killed in action at the battle of Nasiriya, 24 July 1915.

Sold with an Army Post Card home to his wife ‘I am quite well’, signed ‘Fred 4/5/15’, two news cuttings and a copied portrait photograph, together with other research.

 

VF $7500

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, Wittebergen", KSA two clasps.2573 PTE (DMR on KSA) J. CHIVERS 2ND WILTS REGT

edge bruising, some contact marks, VF $550

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, Wittebergen", KSA two clasps.1093 PTE H. HIBBERD 2ND WILTS REGT

Henry Hibberd was born in Tisbury, Wiltshire. A Labourer by occupation and a member of the 3rd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, he attested for regular service on 9 March 1885, aged 19 years. With them he served in India, March 1886-November 1892. Transferred to the Army Reserve in December 1892, he was recalled to the Colours in January 1900. With the 2nd Battalion he served in South Africa, March 1900-April 1902, being slightly wounded in action at Slabberts Nek on 23 July 1900. With copied service papers.

slight edge bruising, good VF $575

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, Wittebergen", KSA two clasps.2742 PTE T. SMITH WILTS REGT

Thomas Smith was born in Fareham, Hampshire. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Wiltshire Regiment on 8 April 1890, aged 20 years, 7 months. With them he served in India, October 1891-February 1898. Transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1898, he was recalled in December 1899 and served with the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment in South Africa, December 1899-August 1902. He was taken prisoner at Rensburg on 14 February 1900. With copied service papers.

edge bruising and contact marks, near VF $525

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,T", KSA two clasps.6492 Pte T.Hurt,  Notts & Derby Rgt

near VF $ 525

 

Pair : Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899 with one clasp "Cape Colony" and Kings South Africa medal with two clasps “S.A 1901 & S.A. 1902”both medals correctly impressed to 9653 CPL M. MITCHELL. RL. WT. SURREY  REGT (PTE M. MITCHELL THE QUEEN’S ON KSA)

VF $550

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps " CC,OFS,T". KINGS SOUTH AFRICA two clasps both impressed 5424 Pte.R.Fletcher. L.N.Lanc.Rgt.

VF $525

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,T'.(top clasp loose).  engraved cav. style KINGS SOUTH AFRICA two clasps impressed 945 Sapr.F.J.Brook R.E.

EF $525

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "Transvaal" & KINGS SOUTH AFRICA two clasps both correctly impressed 6667 PTE S. SMITH . SCOT: RIFLES (6667 PTE. F. SMITH ON KSA)

 Note: KSA Roll confirms error as "F. Smith"

VF $550

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,T". KINGS SOUTH AFRICA  two clasps impressed 6455 Pte.E.M.Burrows. S.Wales Bord.

near VF $525

 

Pair: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "R of L., Trans & Laing’s" & KINGS SOUTH AFRICA medal with two clasps. Both medals impressed to “950 TPR: J. H. SCHUMEN B.M.I.” (36976 SCOUT: J. H. SCHUMEN. SCOTTISH HORSE ON KSA). An attempt to erase surname has been made (see explanation below).

Served with Colonial Scouts 22.12.99- 5.11.00

Bethune’s Mounted Infantry (number 950) 7.11.00-15.12.00

Menne’s Scouts (number 28) 16.12.00 – 3.12.01

Scottish Horse (number 36976) 10.1.02-31.5.02

Note: Medal roll confirms Jens Henrich Schumens service but his name is continuously misspelt and he appears as many variations “Gens, Jas, Jos, James and Schuman, Schumman, Schummen” and it is for this reason we can see why he has clearly erased his surname off the medals and the first initial is altered to a J on his KSA. Luckily his service number and all other details have been left alone and the medal rolls link and confirm his group. Outstanding service.

Apart from naming mentioned, VF $550

 

Pair: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, “Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal & Laings Nek ”1106 PTE. R. GLADWIN, RIFLE BRIGADE.; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 1106 PTE. R. GLADWIN, RIFLE BRIGADE

 

Very fine $650

 

Pair: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, “Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State & Johannesburg” 12351 Dr. C. R. Oliver, A.S.C.; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 12351 Dvr. C. Oliver, A.S.C

 

Note: Charles Robert Oliver was born in Church Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Army Service Corps at Aldershot on 13 August 1895, aged 21 years, 11 months. With them he served in South Africa, October 1899-April 1905 and Gibraltar, September 1910-February 1911. Discharged medically unfit on the 7th March 1911. With copied service papers

 

Contact marks, minor edge bruising, nearly very fine SOLD

 

 

Pair : QSA one clasp "CC" impressed 32631 GNR: T. W. WORTHINGTON 15TH W. D., R.G.A. CHINA 1900 no clasp normal running script to 32631 G. T. W. WORTHINGTON No.91 Co., RGA.

Gnr Worthington was born in Bilby, South Retford, Notinghamshire and a former member of the 4th Bn.Derbyshire Rgt.. Served in S.Africa Nov 1899 to July 1900 and China July 1900 to Aug 1901 and India Aug 1901 to March 1907. Reserve 1907 and discharged 1911.

near VF $695

 

 

 

Single: King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 2435 PTE. B. ROSS, NORTHAMPTON: REGT. 

 

Near EF $155

 

Single: King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 2693 PTE. G. HOPKINS CHESHIRE REGT 

 

Near EF $155

 

Single: King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 5021 PTE W. G. STRUGNELL WILTSHIRE REGT 

Good very fine $155

 

 

Single: King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps 1351 SAPR W. WYNESS R.E

 VF $155

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC & OFS" correctly impressed to 6083 PTE P. MORRIS. LANC: FUS:

NEAR EF $345

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "Relief of Mafeking & T" correctly impressed to 5108 FAR: SGT E. A DREW 8TH COY 4TH IMP: YEO:

Note: Farrier Sergeant Edward Arthur Drew’s medal roll shows only the entitlement of the Transvaal clasp. The Relief of Mafeking clasp is an original and appears to have been fitted a long time ago by a jeweller.  As Farrier Sergeant Drew was in country at the time of the relief of Mafeking and as the Imperial Yeomanry was part of the body of troops in the column, it is possible he believed he was entitled to the clasp. The medal comes with a copy of his service record stating that he is a Veterinary Surgeon by trade and also states he enlisted in the New Zealand Mounted Armed Constabulary prior to 1881. As a prominent Veterinary Surgeon in the community and along with his previous service in the Constabulary it would be unlikely that he would have been challenged on his clasp entitlement post war.

It would be interesting to see if with good research it could be established exactly what he was doing during the Relief of Mafeking and if in fact he was deserving of the clasp.

Apart from period clasp alterations mentioned the medal is VF $475

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps "CC, OFS, T & 01" impressed to 6775 PTE F. H. CARWARDINE 43RD COY IMP: YEO:

 

Note: Comes with a photocopy of his service record stating “Wounded in right arm” and further stating the effects of his wounds as “Partial loss of use of arm”. There is also a card that came with the medal that dates the wound and gives the location as follows “severely wounded, Zeerust, 7 Jan 1901.”

Near EF $525

 

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, “Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill & Wittebergen” 85471 Dvr. C. E. M. Crook, 82nd Bty. R.F.A. 

 

Note: Believed to be only seven ‘Relief of Kimberley’ clasps to this battery and only four with this combination of clasps to the battery.

Good very fine $695

 

Single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, “Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill & Wittebergen” 3291 Pte. R. Ellison, 1st Cam’n. Highrs. 

Nearly extremely fine $445

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, “Natal, Transvaal & South Africa 1901” 3565 Pte. C. Herbert, 5/Lcrs.

 

Slight edge bruising, very fine $550

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, “Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal & Laing’s Nek” 2470 PTE H. HOLMES DEVON: REGT

 

Good Very Fine SOLD

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps “Transvaal & S. A. 1902” 3912 PTE A. V. ATCHELOR BORDER REGT.

 

Good very fine $325

 

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, “Cape Colony, Wittebergen & Transvaal” 5212 PTE. W. BADGER, STAFFORD REGT.

 

Slight edge bruising, very fine $425

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" correctly impressed to 28686 CORPL: C. P. O’REILLY 8TH COY IMP: YEO:

Note: Medal roll states discharged 19th December 1901 medically unfit. Also entitled to 1901 clasp

VF $345

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps "CC, OFS, 01 & 02" impressed "3261 2ND CL. TPR. G. MCGIBBON S.A.C."

Well-worn around the naming but still eligible otherwise VF $350

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" impressed "1149 3rd CL: TPR: A. FORD. S. A. C.”

Note: Medal roll shows he is entitled to the clasps “S.A.1901 & 02” and that he died on the 10th January 1902. Further research required.

VF+ $425

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "Natal, OFS & T" impressed "4433 Pte. J. Duckett, Glouc: Regt" 

 

Good VF SOLD

 

single: Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasps 6002 CORPL. G. DOWNES, MIDDX REGT:

Note: Medal roll states “St Helena”

Nearly Very fine $315

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, SA01" impressed 521 3rd CL. TPR. J. V. IVE S. A. C.

NOTE: John Vincent Ive appears on the 1931 census in the Kooyong district in Victoria, further research is required.

 

VF $475

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC, SA02" correctly impressed to 8422 CORPL: J DANIELS GREN: GDS:

VF $275

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "T, SA02" correctly impressed to 6720 PTE J. THOMPSON RL SCOTS FUS.

EF $325

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "T, SA01, SA02" correctly impressed to 7200 PTE J. DUDGEON GORDON HIGHRS

GD VF $345

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "T & L. Nek" correctly impressed to 1084 PTE H. CASEY, SCOTTISH RIFLES

NEAR EF $345

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 no clasps correctly impressed to CAPT: J. T. KEITH. P. ELZBTH. T. G.

edge knocks otherwise VF $485

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, OFS, T, SA01" correctly impressed to 5482 PTE A. WALKER WILTS: REGT

 Note: Deceased 15th February 1901 on roll

GD VF $350

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 seven clasps "Tugela Hts, OFS, Rel. of Lady, T, LNEK, CC, SA01" correctly impressed to 2543 CPL J. A. RAINBOW. MIDDLESEX REGT.

GD VF $850

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed 20560 CORPL: E. MUMMERY 33RD COY IMP YEO

Records show that Cpl Mummery died of disease (11 Imp. Yeo)

 

Near EF $445

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 seven clasps "CC, T.Hghts, OFS, R of Lady, T, LNEK, 01" impressed 730 FAR. SGT. W. Cornish BETHUNES M.I..

Transvaal clasp was earned with the 1st Imperial Light Horse.

VF $875

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed 1425 TPR: R. ROBERTS BETHUNES M.I..

 small ek otherwise Gd VF SOLD

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps " CC, SA 01, SA 02" Impressed  4853 Pte.J.G.Banes , 12th Lancers. 

GD VF $425

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,BELFAST" impressed  2760 Pte. J.Thorne.14th Hussars

 SOLD

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,T" Impressed 3922 Pte.J.Barrett.14th Hussars

VF $345 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 six clasps "CC, T. Hgts, OFS, R of Lady, LNEK, BELFAST" impressed 881 TPR. H. Vercueil. S. A. LT. Horse

With Roll.

Gd VF $650

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps " T.Hts. R of Lady." Impressed  Br. A. Cormack. Natal VOL.AMB.Corps. Gandhi was with this unit, with research. 

VF $425

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. 

GD VF SOLD

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps " CC,OFS,T,SA 01" Impressed  3217 Pte.H. Sordy. 14th Coy. 5th Imp.Yeo.

EF $345

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC. T. WITT."  Impressed 79472 Cpl.S:S:  H.G.Whitehead. 77Bty. R.F.A.

VF $325

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, TUGELA HEIGHTS, RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, T" Impressed  6565 PTE J. TIMKEY 2ND ROYAL FUS.

 VF $385

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC,OFS,BELFAST,SA 01" Impressed  6934 Pte.A.J.Waghorn.  1st.ESSEX Rgt.

VF $375

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps"OFS.SA 02" Impressed 4431 Pte. G. Preston. S.STAFF.Rgt. 

Gd VF $325

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps : "CC,OFS'.1512 Serjt. J. Ferrin. Rl. Irish Rif.

Gd VF $ 365 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps : CC,OFS,T." impressed 426 Pte. T. Lounds. Manch.Rgt.

VF $345 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "T,SA 01,SA 02" impressed 9522 Sapr. G. E. Fraser. TEL Bn. R.E.

Gd VF SOLD

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC,OFS,T.SA 01" impressed 5866 Pte.F. Horne.  2nd. WILTS.Regt.

VF $335 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps " CC, SA 02".  impressed 4819 Pte.S.Bowles. Lincon Rgt.

VF $345 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps : " CC,OFS" impressed 6864 Sgt.J.Clarke.S.Lanc. Rgt.

VF $325 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps " CC,OFS".  impressed 3404 Sgt. J.Madden.Rl.Lanc Rgt.

VF $325 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "CC"   impressed 3587 Pte.C.Cookson. Rl.Warwick Rgt.

VF $285

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps " CC,OFS, T, SA01, SA02" impressed 5354 Pte.W.Eldridge. Rifle Brigade.

GD VF $350

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps " CC, T, WITT." impressed  2235 Pte. A.Noyce. 2nd Wilts.Rgt.

near EF $345

 

RECENTLY SOLD

 


SSM alexander Gerard 10th Hussars, (seated) Curragh 1896.

(from "The Tenth" by Peter Upton)

 

Trio : Egypt 1882 undated, two clasps ; "EL-TEB_TAMAAI, THE NILE 1884-85", Queen South Africa medal 1899 seven clasps "R of K, Paard, Dreif, Jo'Burg, D.Hill, Witt, SA01" and Khedive Star dated 1884-6.

Egypt medal engraved in 10th Hussars style (see footnote) 1572 PTE A. GERRARD 10TH RL. HUSSARS (note; two "R's" in Gerrard). QSA CORRECTLY IMPRESSED 1572 SQ: S. MAJOR. A. GERARD. 10TH HUSSARS. Khedive star unnamed as issued.

Footnote: "Send one officer to London to pick up (c. 300) Egypt Medals for your regiment, to be named regimentally in time for Prince of Wales' inspection of the regiment at Shorncliffe" (Ref. Royal Mint Letter, dated 17 June 1884, to Colonel Wood, C/O 10th Hussars).

 

1st Good F, 2nd & 3rd VF  SOLD  

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "OFS, T, SA01" correctly impressed to 22381 TPR: A. H. SMITHDORP KITCHENER'S F. S.

Note: Also appears as SMITSDORFF on rolls

VF SOLD

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS & 01" impressed "2521 TPR. Z. C. MATHEINS S. A. LT HORSE ."

VF  SOLD

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed "2090 3rd Cl. Tpr. J. Templeton, S.A.C."

NOTE: James Templeton was born in Dumfries in May 1876 and was living in Glasgow at the time of his enlistment in the South African Constabulary in London in February 1901. Appointed a 3rd Class Trooper in the Eastern Division of the S.A.C., he was promoted to 2nd Class Trooper in December 1901 and discharged at Heidelberg in December 1902; sold with copied attestation and service record. 

Edge bruise, very fine SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" impressed "1129 TPR R. E. LEWIS Kimberley Lt. Horse "

Note: Medal Roll shows service with Driscoll’s Scouts (932) and the Provisional Transvaal Constabulary (1st ILH as number 1532).  Also entitled to “South Africa 1902” clasp (not KSA)

VF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" impressed "20042 TPR; T. MACMENEMY BRABANTS HORSE"

 

Multiple EK's and bruising around rim otherwise VF. SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed "27200 TPR; J. R. BUSH P. OF W. LT; HORSE"

NOTE: Comes with a note stating “wounded 18/5/01" and that he was "born in USA from Texas”. Further research required

 

EK's around 3 o'clock otherwise VG SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, one clasp "CC" impressed "985 PTE B. N. KEMP FRONTIER LT. HORSE"

 

VF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps "CC, OFS" impressed "1370 3rd C: TPR: E. R. PHILLIPS S.A.C"

 

EK at 7 o’clock otherwise VF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, one clasps "01" impressed "951 TPR. P. D. WARWICK NATAL CBNRS"

 

VF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, one clasp "t" impressed "J. A. THOMPSON. IMP. MIL. RLYS"

Note: Listed as fireman on medal roll

 

EF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" impressed "36 TPR. F. BATES KITCH: F. SCOUTS"

 

VF SOLD

Lone Pine memorial where Private Deller is remembered with honour

 

Pair: Queen South Africa Medal 1899 two clasps "T, SA02" and British War Medal (missing 1914/15 Star & Victory Medal). QSA impressed 5595 PTE F. DELLAR SCOTTISH RIFLES (bars confirmed on roll) and BWM impressed  738 PTE F. DELLAR 9 BN AIF (Reffered to as either Dellar or Deller)

Previous service recorded on attestation papers as 6 years Cameronians & 6 years Medical Corps.

WW1 Australian Service as follows;

Emb. 2nd March 1915

Detached to duty with transport section 25th April 1915

Arrived at Alexandria ex Gallipoli Peninsula 19th May 1915

Re-joined unit 4th June 1915

Private Dellar appears to have lasted the whole of the Gallipoli campaign with the 9th Battalion only to take his own life on board the HMAT Grampian (after the evacuation, leaving Lemnos area for Alexandria).

The board of enquiry (extract supplied under photo of medals) shows that whilst off duty, Private Dellar shot himself in the head (with his own rifle) whilst everyone was asleep in his cabin. The board also went on to class his death as being caused by “Misadventure” no doubt to save any further heartache by his family. A very tragic ending to a veteran of two wars.

 

Good VF SOLD 

 

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "OFS, T. SA01, SA02" correctly impressed to 4239 PTE T. E. JONES 3RD HUSSARS

VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "CC,OFS,T" engraved Cav.style. 5075 Pte.H.Clarke 6/Drgns

VF SOLD 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "CC"  impressed 731 Pte.F.Putzier. Frontier Light Horse

Gd VF SOLD 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp " CC"  impressed  298 Tpr.F.Preston. W. Prov .M.R.

Gd VF SOLD

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC,WITT." Impressed  527 Pte. S. Kipps. Queenstown R.V.

VF SOLD

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC,OFS". Impressed  845 Pte. J. Putney. Uitenhage V.R.

GD VF SOLD

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC,T,WITT,01". Impressed  43899 Gnr.F. McCann 8 B.RFA 

Gd VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, T, LAINGS NEK, SA 01" Impressed  7869 PTE A. JERRAT. SCOTTISH RIFLES

Near EF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps CC,OFS,Jo'Burg." impressed 1144 Pte.B. Owens. E. Lanc. Rgt.

small ek otherwise Gd VF SOLD 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "CC".  impressed 5743 J.Wilkinson. W.Riding Rgt.

VF SOLD 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, Wittebergen", KSA two clasps.1031 CORPL: G. (G. C. on KSA) WILKINSON MANCH: REGT

Good VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "OFS, T, SA01, SA02" correctly impressed to 6359 PTE J. WELSH RL. HIGHRS

NEAR EF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "CC, PAARD, J, DH, WITT" correctly impressed to 2767 PTE J. STEWART K. O. SCOT BORD

GD F SOLD

 

 

Trio : Distinguished Conduct Medal (VR), India General Service Medal 1895 two clasps: "P.F. 1897-98, TIRAH 1897-98", Queens South Africa Medal 1899 five clasps: "CC, T. HTS, R of L. , BELFAST, OFS". 3640 PTE. A. THOMPSON. 1ST. RL. INNIS. FUSILIERS. All medals correctly named, DCM & QSA impressed, IGS (2nd Bn) in running script.

London Gazette April 19 1901

First mentioned in Gen. Buller's despatch 30 March 1900. "Pte. Thompson 3640 on the 23rd February 1900 went to rescue Pte. Nesbitt a heavy wounded man and laboriously brought him to cover under hot fire."

A further mention is found in the book "Buller's campaign with the Natal Field Force of 1900" of where the following gives us a better understanding of this heroic action at "Harts Hill"

"They passed along this Bullet-swept path over the Onderbrook Spruit bridge, the Inniskillings leading, and the other regiments following. Every man of the brigade had therefore to run the Gauntlet of the Boer marksman, and numbers dropped on the bridge, where the enemy's bullets were falling thick. Some fifty men were put out of action* in the race over the bridge to the rendezvous further on,..."

"* An act of gallantry was displayed at this spot as the Inniskillings crossed. Private Nesbitt fell badly wounded on the middle of the bridge. With considerable courage Private Thompson of the same regiment ran back and removed his comrade, though under heavy fire, to a place of safety."

There has been many a Victoria Cross awarded for similar acts of Gallantry and Private Thompsons actions that day again illustrates to me why the DCM has always been my favourite award for the past 40 years.

 

 VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "Defence of Mafeking" impressed 177 PTE A. FORBES. BEC'LAND RIF:

MAFEKING MAIL No 48 (Jan 8th 1900) "89th Day of the Siege" has Pte Alexander Forbes being appointed to work at the shell factory as a Turner during the Seige.

Ex Glendinings 1992

 

 EF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "Defence of Mafeking, Transvaal" impressed 113 PTE C. E. CONGDON BEC'LAND RIF:

MAFEKING MAIL No 78 (Feb 23rd 1900) "134th day of the Siege" has a humorous article about Charles Congdon coming second in a running race.

Ex Glendinings 1990

 

GD VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 single clasp "South Africa 1902" impressed 8769 PTE C. PARKER. 1st REGT 10TH N.Z. CONT:

The recipient died in March 1974, aged 91 years and is buried in Gisborne Cemetery, New Zealand.

VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "T, S.A. 02" impressed 6311 TPR: W. ADAMS N.Z.M.R. 8TH CONT:

GD VF SOLD

 

 

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,T' ( 93293 RLY.PNR.RGT), KSA two clasps 2161 Tpr.J.Clark. Kitcheners Fight.Scouts.

VF SOLD

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Nursing Sister H. F. Pocock.)

 

Note: Miss Hilda Frances Pocock trained as a Nurse at West London Hospital, Hammersmith in London. She joined the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) on May 27, 1898 and was transferred to ANS on May 11, 1899. She was appointed to QAIMNS as a Sister on 17th February 1903.

 

During the war Hilda Frances Pocock served as a Nursing Sister with the Army Nursing Service at 16 Stationary Hospital, Mafeking.

A ‘Nursing Sister Pocock’ is listed in The Times several times under ‘War Casualties: Condition of Dangerously Ill’ in the period January to February 1902. Sold with copied research.

 

Very fine SOLD

Photo From Tasmanians in the Transvaal War

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 Three clasps "CC, T, S.A.02" impressed 1213 ................. AUS: COM: H.

The service number and Commonwealth Horse stamping (both impressed) is very clear. As there is only one soldier in the Commonwealth Horse with that number, it can only be Pte Walter Arnott Brooke from Tasmania.

On close examination you can see the surname Brooke under magnifying glass. A good chance to buy a rare Tasmanian QSA at a fraction of the cost.

Apart from naming VF SOLD

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01" impressed "1196 TPR. W. C. WOODFIELD KITCH: F. SCOUTS"

 

VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "Defence of kimberley" impressed 491 BANDSMAN W. F. RICE KIMBERLEY VOL: REGT:

Ex Spink & Sons 1976

 

GD VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "T,CC,OFS,SA 01,SA02" impressed  560 Tpr. B. W.Gaunt.. S. A. C.

Gd VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "Rel. of Mafeking, OFS, T, Rhodesia" impressed 285 TPR: H. W. SAUNDERS. S. RHOD: VOLS:

This is the maximum clasps to the unit and confirmed on roll. Rhodesia clasp with late rivets.

GD VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, Wepener, T, Witt" impressed 142 TPR: J. HAWARD. BRABANTS HORSE

All clasps confirmed

GD VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "Defence of Kimberley" impressed PTE W. D. MORTON KIMBERLEY TOWN GD:

Confirmed on roll

Near EF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps " T.Hts, R of L, T,L.Nek". impressed 4013 Pte.J. Kennedy. Durham Lt. Infy.

SOLD

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "NATAL" Impressed  3270 Pte. C. Berry, TH'CROFT'S M.I.

GD VF SOLD

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899. impressed  5524 PTE R. ARNOLD SOMERSET: LT INFY

The following jewelers clasps are attached (in order as they appear)

"Cape Colony, Natal, Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking, Defence of Kimberley, Talana, Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Belmont, Modder River, Tugela Heights, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeburg, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Driefontein, Wepener, Defence of Mafeking, Transvaal, Johannesburg, Laings Nek, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Belfast, 1899 1900-1-2"

There are a total of 25 clasps with the last clasp "1899 1900-1-2" covering what would normally be "South Africa 1901" & "South Africa 1902" otherwise all official clasps are represented.

It is our belief that this would have been a museum type show piece of which Private Arnolds original medal was built upon. The Jewelers clasps are beautifully made and have that "old world" feel about them and there is no doubt that this was done a long time ago.

This would make a great show piece in any Boer War collectors display.

Good VF SOLD

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "T, SA1902". Impressed  2303 Tpr. C. Simmons. Kicheners Fighting Scouts. 

VF SOLD

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps "CC & OFS" impressed "5200 Boy C. Webb, Gloucester Regt."

 

Other than a slack suspension the medal is good fine SOLD

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "R. of K, Paardeberg, Driefontein" impressed 84482 Dvr. J. A. Cleall, T. BTY. R.H.A.

 Near EF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "Talana, Def of Lady, OFS, T, LNEK" impressed 4768 DVR M. J. RECKE 67TH BTY., R.F.A.

All clasps confirmed on roll

GD VF SOLD

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC, T, WITT." Impressed  9263 Gnr. G.Reed. 2nd Bty. R.F.A.  

VF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "BELMONT, MODDER RIVER, DRIEFONTEIN, SA 01" Impressed  5878 PTE. E. FRANKLIN GREN: GDS:

Near EF SOLD

 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps " CC,OFS,T." impressed 4367 Pte.G. Rae. 1st. CAM.Hdrs.

contact marks otherwise VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,SA 02" impressed 5764 L.Corpl. J. O'Brien. Rl.Dublin Fus.

near VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 six clasps "T. Hgts, OFS, R of Lady, T, LNEK, 01" impressed 2541 PTE T. WARING. S. LANC: REGT

NEAR EF SOLD

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC, OFS". Impressed  2925 2nd.Cl. Tpr. H.F.Clement.  S.A.C.

GD VF SOLD

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 one clasp "CC" impressed 3954 Pte.A.Michelson. 6th Dragoon Gds

VF SOLD 

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 five clasps "CC,OFS,T,01,02" impressed 8258 Pte.S.Bailey. Rl.Sussex Rgt.

Gd VF SOLD

 

 

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, OFS, T, Rhodesia "  KINGS SOUTH AFRICA two clasps both impressed  791 V.S.M. (F. SERGT. MAJ. on KSA) R. WALKER. KITCHENER'S FIGHTING SCOUTS

The nominal roll states "coronation", which would be a nice addition (as it is unnamed) with further research. There is also a note to say that he served with the Rhodesian F.F.


official correction to the "F" before Sergt. Major. otherwise EF SOLD

 

 

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 three clasps "CC,OFS,Belfast"  KINGS SOUTH AFRICA (15th Hrs.)  two clasps both impressed  2695 Pte.T.Boyce.14th & 15th HUSSARS

SOLD

 

 

 

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC,OFS  JoBURG, D.HILL" KSA two clasps 5653 Pte. E. Hemm Notts & Derby Rgt.

VF SOLD

 

Trio : QSA three clasps "CC,OFS,Belfast", KSA two clasps and  LSGC G.V.R. all three impressed.  5069 Cpl.N.R.C Neville.Royal Scots.on 1st pair and 9717 Bndmstr N.R.C.Neville Oxf & Bucks L.I. on Long Service.

near VF SOLD

 

 

O.

 

Group of six : QSA  five clasps " CC,OFS,T SA 01,SA 02" (top two clasps loose) 1914 -15 STAR, BRITISH WAR & VICTORY MEDALS impressed  2387 PTE (later SGT) T.Rogers K.R.R.C. 1939 WAR & AUST.SERVICE MEDALS impressed W243298  T.Rogers.

A nice rare Boer War to WW2 group with his final period still being active service in the 18 Maint. Platoon RAE, Western Australia.

AVG VF SOLD

 

 

Trio : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, BRITISH WAR MEDAL AND VICTORY MEDAL. QSA with five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed 1331 PTE F. A. McSHANE N.S.WALES M.R. BWM and Victory Medal impressed 3863 PTE. F. A. McSHANE 4 BN AIF.

Francis Andrew McShanes Boer war service was with the 2nd NSW Mounted Rifles and all five clasps are confirmed on the roll.

Enlisted in WW1 and embarked on the 7th January 1916

 WIA first occasion 27th July 1916 (Poison Gas)

 WIA 2nd occasion 29th September 1917 (remained on duty)

 WIA 3rd occasion 4th October 1917 (G.S.W. left hand)

 WIA 4th occasion 14th April 1918 (G.S.W. right leg severe)

RTA 1ST April 1919 (invalided)

Despite the newspaper article reporting a fifth wounding, we could only identify four. A remarkable soldier who certainly answered the call and more.

Comes complete with his dog tags as illustrated.

VF SOLD

 

 

 

Single :QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "CC, OFS",  impressed 2440 Pte.J.Banton. Derby Rgt.

EF SOLD

 

 

Pair : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC,OFS,JoBURG, D.Hill" KSA two clasps 5918 Pte.H.Grimes, Notts & Derby Rgt. 

Gd VF SOLD