A very rare campaign pair awarded to Colour Sergeant C. Battersby, South Nigeria Regiment, late Private, Coldstream Guards
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Belfast, South Africa 1901 (2717 Pte. C. Battersby. Coldstream Gds:);
AGS 1902 (6) S. Nigeria 1902, S. Nigeria 1903, N. Nigeria 1903, S. Nigeria 1904, S. Nigeria 1904-05, S. Nigeria 1905-06 (Clr. Serjt. C. Battersby. S. N. Regt.)
Thanks to forum help I was able to find this topic. I have recently acquired the QSA to 8005 Pte R. Powlesland Coldstream Guards who died of enteric fever at Pretoria on the 9th of July 1900, clasps Belmont, Modder River,Driefontein,Johannesburg and Diamond Hill. The reason for my excitement is that my grandmother who was born in Devon had the same maiden name but her grandfather died in the same town as R.Powlesland was born. Checking old rate records on Ancestry the Powleslands were in plague proportions in that area so the chances are I have a family relation. If I am wrong the worst that has happened I have acquired a very good condition medals with very little wear, to a casualty with 5 battle bars and if you get excited by ghost dates a fine set of them, win win I think the expression is. I would be interested if anybody has an photos of any memorials he may have been mentioned on.
Just to make a comment now I have found this topic-the group to Battersby above is outstanding mainly because the Medals Year book does not even give a mention of value to these AGS bars existing to White officers and men but only to natives.