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Units that received the Defence of Mafeking clasp 1 year 7 months ago #69649

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Hi David,

I’ll check my notes on Steinaecker’s Hse. My guess is the 5 QSA’s are to other units as Steinaecker’s were not in existence when the siege commenced. I am willing to bet a cold drink that the original unit will most likely be the Protectorate Regt.
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Units that received the Defence of Mafeking clasp 1 year 7 months ago #69653

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djb wrote: Thanks, Mike.

I think there is one other. Trooper W C K Sheppard who served in the Canadian Scouts (36818) as well as Steinaecker's and Roberts' Horse.


Good Morning David...…

According to my source Sheppard is listed as the following...…

SHEPPARD, WILLIAM KEIGHLEY CHARLES, TROOPER / 36818 / COUNTRY- UNKNOWN / 19 SEPT. 01 - 29 MAR, 02 / PROTECTORATE REGIMENT, ROBERTS HORSE, SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY / QSA: CAPE COLONY, ORAMGE FREE STATE, TRANSVAAL, RELIEF OF MAFEKING, SA-01, SA-02

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Units that received the Defence of Mafeking clasp 1 year 7 months ago #69663

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Jim,

Your cold drink is secure!

These are the defenders who went on to serve in Steinaecker's Horse (StH)

37 Corporal E W Bates, PRFF. Also served CinCBG (22140) and StH (1391) 2 June 1901 to 27 January 1902 (DMU).
146 Trooper G B Birch, PRFF. Also served Special Squadron StH 20 February to 15 May 1902
163 Trooper I Dover, PRFF. Also served Special Squadron StH 20 February to 15 July 1902
326 Trooper W R Gove, PRFF. Also served KaR (1618) and Special Squadron StH 15 February to 15 July 1902
2555 Trooper E R Hooper, BSAP. Also served JMR (1624) and Special Squadron StH 2 June to 15 July 1902.
70 Trooper R Kennedy, PRFF. Also served CinCBG and StH (1388) 28 May 1901 to 7 February 1902
286 Trooper F W Lees, PRFF. Also served 1st KFS (1691), PoWLH (31811) and StH (1720) 11 April to 20 September 1902.
8 Trooper H Palmer, PRFF. Also served StH (1290) 28 February 1901 to 29 August 1902.
364 Trooper W C K Sheppard, PRFF. Also served CanSc (36818), RoH (9604) and StH 29 March to 15 July 1902

All but two joined StH in 1902 and Hooper joined in June 1902.
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Units that received the Defence of Mafeking clasp 1 year 7 months ago #69665

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Mike,

I looked at Sheppard in Jim's book and I'm not sure about his service in the SAC. I don't think he had time, unless he joined them after the war? Perhaps SAC should be Steinaecker's Horse?

He was certainly a DoM rather than RoM.

Enlisted PRFF 31 August 1899 and posted to D Squadron. Aged 23. Nationality: English. No trade given. NOK: Father, Ambleside, Birbeck Road, Enfield Town, Middlesex. Gunshot wound to the thigh, 14 October 1899. Discharged 9 September 1900 at Rosebank after 375 days. Character: Good. Address after discharge: c/o Mrs Smith, Dudley House, Louisa Street, King William's Town. Also served RoH (9604) 1 August 1900 (note overlapping date) to 13 June 1901, CanSc (358 and 36818) 19 September 1901 to 29 March 1901 and StH 29 March to 15 July 1902. QSA returned and re-issued 18 October 1905. KSA from StH.
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Units that received the Defence of Mafeking clasp 1 year 7 months ago #69669

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I recently acquired a QSA/Mayor's Star to the Kimberley TG. This chap also served in the Kimberley Light Horse and, much later, in Scott's Railway Guards.

Now for the conundrum - the medal is to the KTG with DoK clasp - he earned the RoM clasp and the Orange Free State clasp with the KLH and the CC clasp (and medal) with the SRG (this was later returned to the mint.

It does not appear as if he was awarded a medal off the KLH roll. Are there known instances where additional clasps (as in this example) were affixed to the KTG medal?

Would be interested to know.

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Some time ago I posted an example where a member of the KTG (QSA named to that unit) received other clasps and they were affixed to the medal.
CofGH GS clasp "Bechuanaland", Tpr. J.H.Watcham, DFH.
QSA clasps "DofK","RofM" and "OFS" to Clr.Sgt. J.H.Watcham, KTG,
1915 trio Pte. J.H.Watcham, SAHA.
At one point, the group had a K-Star - but it became "detached" and it took me some time to get another un-named Star.
I guess if it happened twice, (i.e., QSA to KTG with other clasps), I probably happened again.
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