Thank you for these files.
I did not know these documents existed.
A lot of personal info in there such as his height/weight/hair and eyes colours which builds a picture of my great grandfather.
As I don't have a photograph of him it all creates an image in the mind.
It also mentions his wife and the details of his children including mentioning my 4 year old grandmother (to be) and their address so some census 1901 work to be done.
It mentions that he had prior military service experience and that he had served in the 3rd Volunteer Battalion Highland Light Infantry so again great news and all new to me.
I guess the crazy part of the papers is the answer to the question -
"If accepted - Do you propose settling in South Africa after completing service in the S.A.C." and he had answered YES.
The reason perhaps why he left his young wife and kids to start a new life for them in the future.
Of course his death in 1902 wrecked that dream.
Mind you if that happened his 4 year daughter would have grown up in South Africa and would never have met my Grandfather (in Scotland) Denis Daly and their children and therefore their grandchildren ... including me ... would not exist !!
As can be seen by the dates on the QSA and Supplementary Roll pages they were drawn up at different times. The QSA Roll in November 1901 and the Supp Roll in 1903.
He is listed as a 3rd class Tpr on both and as the medals would have been issued off these rolls them the rank on the medal is as given to those who named them up. These medals (other than medals issued to Strathcona's Horse on their way home to Canada for which I stand to be corrected) would have been issued from approx 1906 onwards.
Hope this helps
Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.