QSA (2) Transvaal, South Africa 1902 (7675 Tpr. W. Martyn N.Z.M.R. 9th Cont:);
1914-15 Star (5/134 Cpl. W. Martyn. N.Z.E.F.);
BWM and VM (5/134 Cpl. W. Martyn. N.Z.E.F.) naming on VM upside down
William Martyn was born at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand on 22 March 1883, and served with the 9th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles in South Africa during the Boer War, and with the New Zealand Army Service Corps during the Great War in Egypt and Gallipoli. Wounded on 16 May 1915, he died at home on 21 November 1918, having been discharged ‘from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service’, and is buried under a CWGC headstone in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dr David Biggins
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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill (513 Tpr R. N. Coleman 2nd N.Z.M.R.), locally engraved naming, additional retaining rod through top clasp rivets;
KSA (2) (Guide R. Coleman. F.I.D.)
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QSA (4) Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (1148 Pte. R. J. Kelly. 4th N. Z'Land R.R.) [sic)
I presume this is named to the 4th NZMR.
CC, Tr and Rhod listed on WO100/294p89. SA01 listed on WO100/294p124
There's no need for the (sic) with regard to the naming on this QSA - it is correctly described i.e. the medal will be named to 4th N. Z'Land R.R. as Kelly served in No. 10 Company.
There were four companies in the 4th NZMR Contingent. Two of them, No. 7 and No. 8 Company, generally received medals named to NEW ZEALAND M.R. whereas No. 9 and No. 10 Company generally received medals named to 4th N. Z'Land R.R. (R.R. meaning Rough Riders).
The only other (general) exception to this rule are medals named to those who attended the 1902 Coronation. Medals to these guys are often named to (Contingent Number) NZ CONT: e.g. I have two such group where the QSA is named 4th NZ CONT: and 7th NZ CONT: respectively.