Aus & NZ QSA Medals

PHOTOS DESCRIPTION

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

 

 

Single: QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 four clasps "CC, RHODESIA, OFS, T." correctly impressed to 422 TPR A. McCAUSLAND VICTORIAN BSHMN:

Many of the bushmen were involved with the defence of Elands River, where Trooper McCausland is during this period is unknown. Worthy of further research.

Note: Murray Remarks: Invalided, Australia, arr 09/05/1901

VF+ $2400

 

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (8004 Tpr. H. Callaghan, N.Z.M.R. 9th Cont.),

 

Hugh Callaghan, a farm labourer from Ardgowan, North Otago, attested for the 9th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Kent in March 1901. A member of ‘B’ Squadron, he served in the Transvaal and was discharged in October 1902. Callaghan died in December 1962 and his ashes were scattered in Anderson’s Bay Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation - he was sent his Medal & 2 clasps in 1904.

 

 

Good very fine $575

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (7696 Tpr. W. Rogers, N.Z.M.R. 9th Cont.),

 

Walter Rogers, a farm hand from Sumner, Christchurch, attested for the 9th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Kent in March 1902. A member of ‘C’ Squadron, he served in the Transvaal and was discharged in August 1902. Rogers died in May 1947 and is buried in Waikumete Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.

 

 

Edge bruise, otherwise nearly extremely fine $575

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (8704 Pte. W. H. Holloway, 1st Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.),

 

 

Walter Henry Holloway, a railway porter from Hamilton, attested for the 10th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Drayton Castle in April 1902. In common with his brother, George, he was a member of ‘B’ Squadron, 1st Regiment, and saw brief service prior to the end of hostilities. Holloway died in Auckland in June 1954 and is buried in Purewa Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.

 

 

Extremely fine $575

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (8813 Pte. P. Downes, 1st Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.),

 

Peter McGregor Downes, a labourer from Beaconsfield, Otago, attested for the 10th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Drayton Grange in April 1902. A member of ‘C’ Squadron, 1st Regiment, he saw brief service prior to the end of hostilities. Downes died at Temuka in August 1951, where he is buried in the local cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation - he was sent his Medal in 1904 and his single dated clasp in the following year.

 

 

Contact marks, very fine $550

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (9030 Pte. W. J. Wilson, 1st Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.),

 

William James Wilson, a bushman from Picton, attested for the 10th N.Z. Contingent and is believed to have been embarked in the S.S. Drayton Grange in April 1902. A member of ‘D’ Squadron, 1st Regiment, he saw brief service prior to the end of hostilities; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.

 

Very fine $550

 

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (9104 Reg. Q.M. Sjt. W. J. Hussey, 2nd Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.),

 

William Hussey, a farmer from Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, attested for the 10th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Norfolk in April 1902. A member of the 2nd Regiment’s staff, he saw brief service as an Assistant Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant prior to the end of hostilities; he was sent his Medal & single dated clasp in 1904-05.

In January 1915, Hussey attested for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, aged 47 years, but was discharged one month later. He died at Christchurch in February 1935 and is buried in Sydenham Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.

 

 

Reg.’ of rank privately added, very fine $550

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, Cape Colony (5127 Tpr. C. H. THOMPSON, N.Z.M.R. 8th Cont.),

 

Note: The Cape Colony clasp has been added later, Trooper Thompson may have done further service in a militia unit Like so many colonial soldiers and thus believed he was entitled. Further research required.

 

Near VF $525

 

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, South Africa 1902 (9190 Pte. M. B. Mason, 2nd Regt. 10th N.Z. Cont.),

 

Michael Bertie Mason, a storeman from Ashburton, attested for the 10th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Norfolk in April 1902. A member of ‘E’ Squadron, 2nd Regiment, he saw brief service prior to the end of hostilities; sold with brief research and roll confirmation.

 

 

Very fine $550

 

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps "CC, OFS, T, 01, 02" impressed "25990 TPR. D. C. WHISKEN P. OF W. LT; HORSE"

NOTE: David Charles Whisken also served as Trooper 4041 3rd Imperial Bushmen (NSW) and this is confirmed on the medal roll.

 

 

Near EF $1250

 

Single: Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps "CC, OFS, T" impressed "3*19 TPR; H B***I*** N. S. ****S I B"

NOTE: Partly name erased but parts of the naming are still clear of which we are able to determine that this medal belongs to 3419 Trooper Herbert Berriman 3rd Imperial Bushman

 

 

Poor $675

 

Single : QUEENS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899 two clasps "T, S.A. 02" impressed 7724 TPR: J. WOODWARD N.Z.M.R. 9TH CONT

GD VF $525