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Medals to the BSAP 2 years 4 days ago #73285

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From today's City Coins auction, 27 November 2020

Treufontein, 21 January 1902

“It happened that a party of Boers had been reported at Treurfontein, some twenty miles to the south-east (of Lichtenburg). On January 21st Lieut.-Colonel K. Chesney was despatched to engage them with 200 men. But the supposed small band proved to be a strong commando, under General Celliers, who, after demolishing Chesney’s advance-guard squadron, pro¬ceeded to outflank and hustle the rest back towards Lichtenburg. Within six miles of the town the detachment, which had lost more than a third of its strength, was fortunately met by Lord Methuen, who had heard of the affair, sallied out to the rescue with 500 men and three guns.”
Official History, Grant p406-7.

WO100/372 (SA Surrenders) adds an interesting observation: “The Yeomanry appear to have lost all cohesion, and retired in a disorganized state through the British South African Police”. It also notes British losses as 10 men killed and 25 wounded.

QSA (4) CC, Tvl, SA01, SA02 (1350 Tpr. C.D. Ledger. B.S.A. Police.)

Trooper Ledger was killed in the Boer attack and is buried on Treurfontein in the same grave as Trooper J E Jones (also BSAP).
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Medals to the BSAP 2 years 2 days ago #73372

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Found myself a nice QSA to a Bandsman rank with Rhodesia and ROM clasps - Never had one before so a nice addition to the overall collection. 854 Bandsman F Grant - BSAP. No research done to date but I know he is on the roll. If anyone has any information to confirm the claps I would be most grateful, and the price was most reasonable - $200.

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Medals to the BSAP 2 years 1 day ago #73381

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Goose,

His QSA (4) is verified on WO100/238p84.

QSA (2) issued 28 May 1903. OFS and Rhod issued in 1905.

Address: 159 Lorrimore Road, Walworth, London

KSA (2) on WO100/358p166.

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Medals to the BSAP 1 year 11 months ago #73638

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A slightly confusing lot from the next Spink sale.

Photographed as a QSA and BWM.

Described as:

QSA (3) Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking, Transvaal (994 Tpr: D. Bruce. B.S.A. Police);
KSA (2) South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (994 Tpr: D. Bruce. B.S.A. Police.);
1914-15 Star (982 Pte. D. Bruce. 2-Rhodesia Regt.);
BWM 1914-20 (L/Sjt D Bruce. Rhod. 1 St. S.A.I. Bgde.).
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British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse undated, (1) Mashonaland 1890 (Tpr. Glover, J. - B.S.A.C.P.);
QSA (2) Defence of Mafeking, Transvaal (2519 Tpr: J. Glover. B.S.A. Police);
KSA (2) (Lieut: J. Glover. Driscoll’s Scts.)

John Glover attested for the British South Africa Company's Police on 19 January 1890, and served in “C” Troop in the Pioneer Column of 1890. He was discharged from the same troop on 8 October 1890.
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Medals to the BSAP 1 year 7 months ago #75736

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Spink are re-offering the QSA (2) SA01 SA02 to Tpr J B Dixon which sold a year ago for a hammer price of £200.
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