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Named Kimberley Stars 2 months 2 weeks ago #64574

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Pte P Maile, Kimberley Town Guard, Permanent Guard, No 2 Company, No. 3 Redoubt.



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Pte F Vincent, Kimberley Town Guard, D Company. Medal roll has 2 Vincents in the KTG, both with initial E not F. The one with the rank of private is shown in "The Siege of Kimberley" as serving in Maudy Fort, Boshof Road,Section II, so identification uncertain but no other likely candidates.

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Joseph Albert Bodley. Undertaker in Kimberley during the siege working for the family firm of R. Bodley and Son (he was the "Son") who had the military contract for burials at Kimberley during the siege. No QSA entitlement.



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Pte Geldenhuis, Cape Police, District 2. There are two Geldenhuis' on the roll for Cape Police D2, Dirk and John, and no further identification on the star.

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Pte Gordon John Mckay, Cycle Corps. On KTG roll and in Biggins as G MacKay and QSA named to Pte G Mackay but "The Siege Of Kimberley" confirms Pte G McKay, Kimberley Town Guard, Cycle Corps, A Company. Served in S.W. Africa in WW1 with the 7th Infantry.



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Pte Herbert William Freislich, C Company, Kimberley Town Guard. COGHGSM (1 clasp Bechuanaland) QSA (DOK). There is variability in the spelling of "Freislich" . The KTG roll and the naming on the QSA have him as "Frieslich" but his own signature in his CP papers shows "Freislich" which would therefore seem to be correct. "The Siege Of Kimberley" shows "Frieslich", H W, Pickering's Redoubt, No. 1 Section, C Company. The medals are illustrated in David's book page 506.

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