My addition to this thread.....
Sorry for poor photo will have to take some better ones......
RICHARDSON, A. B.
REG. NO.: NONE SHOWN
REGT: NATAL CARBINEERS
BARS: RELIEF OF LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK
REMARKS / HISTORY:
1. BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY MEDAL REVERSE RHODESIA AND MASHONALAND 1897. SALISBURY FIELD FORCE
2. PHOTO OF RICHARDSON
3. ROSETTE FOR THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH
4. ALSO SERVED IN COLONIAL SCOUTS AND SHIVATI RIFLE ASSOCIATION
Military Historical Society
I posted Johnson's story and its sad end, as well as a pic of his medals a year or two ago. Since his QSA was issued posthumously, the error in not acknowledging his service in the Natal Mounted Rifles (Elandslaagte, Defense of Ladysmith clasps) was not corrected. These clasps have been added loose on the ribbon and would have replaced the 'Natal' clasp issued through the ILH.
Brett Hendey wrote: I posted Johnson's story and its sad end, as well as a pic of his medals a year or two ago. Since his QSA was issued posthumously, the error in not acknowledging his service in the Natal Mounted Rifles (Elandslaagte, Defense of Ladysmith clasps) was not corrected. These clasps have been added loose on the ribbon and would have replaced the 'Natal' clasp issued through the ILH.
OBE (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, hallmarked London 1918;
BSACM, reverse undated, (2) Mashonaland 1890, Rhod 1896 (Tpr. Inskipp, P.S. - Pioneers);
QSA (2) Rhod, Tr (Lieut, P. Inskipp. Rhodn F. Force);
BWM and VM with (MID) (Major P. S. Inskipp.);
Italian War Cross,
OBE LG 1 Jan 1919: ‘For valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in Italy.’ MID LG 6 Jan 1919 (Italy). Italian War Cross London Gazette 17 May 1919.
Percy Sidney Inskipp was born in England in 1871 and joined the Pioneer Corps on 11 April 1890. He was appointed Staff Clerk with the rank of Sergeant but shortly afterwards reverted to the rank of Trooper at his own request. He was acting Secretary to the Administrator, Dr. Leander Starr Jameson in 1891; Secretary to the Administrator and Registrar of the High Court, 1893; Justice of the Peace, 1895; Under-Secretary to Sir William Milton, 1896-99; Member of the First Committee of Agriculture and Horticultural Society, 1896; Commercial Manager for the BSA Company, London, 1899; Commercial representative for the BSA Company in Rhodesia, 1903-14.
He saw service in France and Flanders, and in Italy during the Great War, Major, Supplies and Transport (O.B.E., despatches, Italian War Cross). He was a Director of the BSA Company, 1919-22 and 1929-39, and a Member of the Legislative Assembly from 1923 to 1928, one of only three members of the Pioneer Column to achieve this distinction. Percy Inskipp, as Under-Secretary of the BSA Company in Salisbury, wrote the official report to London describing the rebellion of 1897.
He died in France in March, 1941. There is a plaque to his memory in the Cathedral Cloisters in Harare.
CGH GSM (2) Bas Bech (Tpr. A. H. Goldswain., C. M. Yeo.);
BSACM reverse Matabeleland 1893 (0) (608. Troopr. A. H. Goldswain. B. B. Police.);
QSA (4) CC OFS Joh DH (389 Sad: Sjt: A. H. Goldswain. Marshall’s Horse);
KSA (2) (389 Serjt. A. H. Goldswain. Marshall’s H.)
Approximately 13 ‘Bechuanaland’ clasps to the Cape Mounted Yeomanry.