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Medals to the BSAP 7 months 2 weeks ago #93032

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QSA (4) Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State, Transvaal (268 Tpr: H. Byles. B.S.A. Police) test cut to edge, very fine;
[ KSA (2) ]

Clasps verified on WO100/238p18. SA01 and SA02 listed on WO100/238p117.

KSA (2) from FID on WO100/354p78

OFS and Tr from KFS.
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Medals to the BSAP 6 months 3 weeks ago #93317

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'Officers of the BSAP
The only permanent force in Rhodesia'

Source: www.angloboerwar.com/forum/19-ephemera/3...the-union-jack#93299
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Medals to the BSAP 2 months 1 day ago #95494

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QSA (2) Defence of Mafeking, Transvaal (Lieut: A. L. Hope, B.S.A. Police);
KSA (2) (Lt. A. L. Hope, B.S.A. Police.)

Adrian Lewis Hope served as one of 12 officers of the British South Africa Police present at the Defence of Mafeking. Rhodesia Served The Queen records his accidental death at the end of the Boer War on 17 June 1902 with the following words inscribed on a stone memorial:

‘In loving memory of Adrian Lewis hope, Lieut. B.S.A. Police, who was accidentally shot and died of his wounds on 17th June, 1902, aged 23. Fifth and youngest son of the late Archibald Godfrey Hope and Adela, his wife, of Old House, Betchworth, Surrey. Rest in peace. This cross is erected by his mother, sisters, brothers and stepfather.’

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Spink have included the pair to Lt A L Hope in their next auction.

They have added the line that the QSA is a

Uniquely named Medal to a Lieutenant of the British South Africa Police for the Defence of Mafeking.

This is not correct. There is also a QSA for the siege named to Lt A H Martin, BSAP.

The roll is annotated for Lt Martin which partially obscures the tick for the DoM clasp so it is easy to make this mistake.

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A curious pair from the next Noble Numismatics auction.

Described as:

Queen's South Africa Medal 1899, (type 3 reverse), - two clasps - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; King's South Africa Medal 1902, - clasp - Rhodesia. 1389 Tpr. G.Johnson. B.S.A.Police on both medals. First medal impressed, second medal engraved and renamed. Mounted in a glass-topped black timber hexagonal display case with a range of other items as listed below, the clasps on the medals are reversed, otherwise good very fine.
Together with British South Africa Police badges (4, two different types); British South Africa Police title removed from badge; BSAP titles (2 plus single letters for B S A P); officer's pip; piece of alluvial gold with quartz attached as found; four teeth (2 small, 2 large) from unknown scource.

Presumably this is

QSA (1) Rhodesia
KSA (2)

Which medal is renamed is unclear, presumably the KSA?

The QSA roll for the BSAP, WO100/238p36, does not list any clasps for him. Medal issued 1 September 1905
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