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Named Kimberley Stars 2 months 2 weeks ago #64566

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Pte Michael Ryan, Cape Police 2, A Squadron. Entitled QSA (2) DoK OFS KSA (2). Born Roscrea, County Tipperary. Attested for Cape Police in Kimberley December 1st 1897, 8 days after arrival in South Africa.

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Mr T T Simpson, Telegraph Division, Post Office Corps.

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Named Kimberley Stars 2 months 2 weeks ago #64568

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Of the 4 stars that I have this is the only one named...…

PRIVATE ARMSTRONG, J.W., KIMBERLY TOWN GUARD, BAR - DEFENCE OF KIMBERLY




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Named Kimberley Stars 2 months 2 weeks ago #64569

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Paul,

A tremendous series of posts. Many thanks for sharing and taking the time to post all the images.

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Named Kimberley Stars 2 months 2 weeks ago #64572

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Pte H C Dexter, Kimberley Town Guard, No.1 Section, L Company.



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Pte D S Holtshousen, Kimberley Town Guard. Appears on the KTG supplementary roll with this spelling of his surname as on the Star with comment "omitted from first roll in error". Main roll includes D Holtzhausen (DOK) with reference to issue off of the KRV roll where he appears as 822 D Holtzhausen (DOK OFS). David's book has him as Holtzhausen although the nominal roll in "The Siege Of Kimberley" places him in the Beaconsfield Town Guard, B Company, Section III, as Holtzhousen !!
I am reasonably confident this is all the same man trying to anglicize his surname. He was ultimately dismissed from the KRV by Field Court Martial 22nd April 1900 for misconduct in the field and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment with hard labour.

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