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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 2 months ago #82312

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DNW sold 2 Wepener clasps today.

The copy clasp, not earned to Lt Watts, SSR, sold for a hammer price of £420. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £541. R10,200. Au$920. Can$860. US$690.

The QSA (4) to Pte Roberts, CMR, sold for a hammer price of £440. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £567. R10,600. Au$960. Can$910. US$720
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 2 months ago #82440

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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (2812 Cpl. R. G. Gill. C.M. Rif.);
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen (2821 Cpl. R. G. Gill. Cape M.R.) rank unofficially re-engraved;
KSA (2) (2821 Corpl: R. G. Gill. Cape M.R.)

From the Wepener roll:

Gill, 2821 Private Robert Giles, Cape Mounted Rifles | QSA (4) CC Wep Tr Witt; KSA (2) | Enlisted 18 February 1896. Served in the Bechuanaland Rebellion 1896-7. CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland. Discharged 30 March 1903. CMR ref DD7/64 | Medals: CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Cpl CMR); QSA (4); KSA (2). Spink April 1983 £300. Glendining February 2012
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 2 months ago #82547

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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (2744. Pte. C.Humphreys. C.M.Rif.);
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen (2744 Serjt: C.Humphreys. C.M.Rifles);
KSA (2) (2744 Serjt: C.Humphery (sic). Cape M.R.);
1914-15 Star ( 551 Pte C.Humphreys. 9/L.H.Rgt. A.I.F.);
British War Medal (551 Sjt C.Humphreys. 9 L.H.R. A.I.F);
Victory Medal (551 Sjt. C.Humpheys (sic). 9-L.H. A.I.F.)

Together with 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment collar badge 1900-1912 (Cossum 59).

Described as:

Cyril Humphreys, clerk, age 39, born at Denbigh, Denbigshire, North Wales, UK, the son of Reverend Humphrey and Emily Humphreys and home was the Rectory at Henllan in Denbigshire; After schooling he worked for about 8 years with the London & South Western Bank which later became Barclays Bank; emigrated to South Africa where he served in the Cape Mounted Rifles for 7 years; he then moved to Australia; Enl.29Oct1914 at Morphetville, Sth Aust; to Prov Cpl 16Dec1914; Emb.11Feb1915; to Gallipoli 16May1915; to Prov Sgt 01Aug1915; to Temp 2nd Lt 07Aug1915; Temp commission cancelled 20Aug1915; MIA 29Aug1915 at Gallipoli, then reported KIA in the attack on Hill 60 after Court of Inquiry.

Sold for a hammer price of Au$4,400. Totals: £3,050. R59,500. Au$5,370. Can$5,060. US$4,030.
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 2 months ago #82579

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QSA (3) Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal (3461 J. E. McGown. Cape M.R.);
KSA (2) (3461 J. E. McGown. Cape M.R.)

Private John Elliot McGown, Cape Mounted Rifles | QSA (3) CC Wep Tr; KSA (2) | Enlisted 14 February 1899. Discharged 31 January 1903. CMR ref DD7/65 | Medals: QSA (3); KSA (2). Sworders Auctioneers November 2007 (part lot)
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 2 months ago #82790

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DNW sold the trio to Cpl Gill for a hammer price of £950. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £1,224. 1600R23,000. Au$2,070. Can$1,960. US$1,530

The pair to Private McGown sold for a hammer price of £700. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £902. 1600R16,900. Au$1,530. Can$1,440. US$1,130
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 2 years 1 month ago #82879

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QSA (2) Cape Colony, Wepener (2851 Pte. A. G. Thomas. Cape M.R.)

Arthur Godfrey Thomas died of wounds at Wepener on 14 April 1900.
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