Mitchell, gave an address at the 6th SA Numismatic Convention in Durban ,5-10 July 1976.
He stated then as follows:
DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL: NATAL:
As I have said, the overwhelming majority of the D.C.M.'s awarded to Colonials during the Anglo-Boer War were of the Imperial pattern.
Only two exceptions are known. Abbot and. Tamplin describe a Canadian D.C.M. of the "trophy of arms" Victorian issue, named to Corporal T. Callaghan, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. Callaghan was awarded the D.C.M. for services in the Anglo-Boer War, and his name appears in the London Gazette of 27th September, 1901.
I have handled and photographed this medal...... It is located in the Glenbow Museum in Calgary but I cannot remember if it is "Trophy of Arms" or not...... The major thing that I do remember is that with regards the medal naming his name is spelt wrong it is "Gallaghan" on the medal...... Will look into it when I return from my holiday......
Military Historical Society
Four: Asst Comm J.A. WEBSTER Ord. Dep. Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal bar Transkei Confirmed on Roll SA General Service 1877-8-9 Bar 1879 1754 By. Sgt Maj J. Webster RL. Arty QSA: Bar CC Capt J.A. Webster C.C.O.D. KSA: Bars SA 1901; SA 1902 Capt J.A. Webster CC. Ord. Dept.
VF R15 000
Group of Three silver Miniature medals attributed to Capt J.A. WEBSTER Cape of Good Hope General Service medal bar Transkei QSA Bar CC KSA Bars SA 1901; SA 1902
Siege of Mafeking soup ration card It was late 1899 – war was imminent in South Africa. Colonel Baden Powell had been ordered by Britain to set up a military base in the border town of Mafeking. Psychologically affected by the fact that it was from here that the Jameson Raid was launched. The Boers determined to regain this key town. It started an epic 7 and a half months siege. After 6 months by March 1900. The town was famished. Death and destruction from the daily bombardments added to disease and starvation of the 9000 men, women, children, blacks and whites that were trapped. Horse meat soup kitchens started up to feed the population.
No bars: T. SAVILLE STO H.M.S. RATTLER With a copy of his and H.M.S. Rattlers time of service. He served on board from Oct 01 to Sept 03. QSA’s to Navy are very scarce
No bar: Capt H. CHAPLIN Matatiele N.C. There are two Captain Chaplin’s on the medal roll
No Bar: No42 Pte G. WATT Grahamstown T.G. Confirmed on Roll. Whilst “yes” for Cape Colony bar is marked this is crossed out for everyone on the roll.
No Bar: 25 Pte H. LONG New England M.R. Confirmed with photocopy of the page of the medal roll
No Bar: Pte S.J. McLEOD TSOMO M.R.C.
One Bar: Defence of Kimberley Pte W. DE VILLIERS Kimberley Town Guard Kimberly Star “a” Hallmarked - confirmed on roll. QSA has a bad edge knock otherwise VF+
One Bar: Natal Tpr F.W. TAUNTON Natal Carb NRS. With photocopy of the page of the roll.
One Bar: Defence of Mafeking Lt H.P. PATON Protectorate Regt KIA Game Tree Fort – engraved naming as for officers
One Bar: Talana 4955 Cor L.T. DAGG R.L. Irish Fus Died 11/2/1900 at Pretoria of typhoid. With photocopy of the page of the roll.
Two Bars: Tug HTS; Rel of Lady Br P. HUNTER Natal Vol Amb. C. With photocopy of the page of the roll
Five Bars: CC; Natal; OFS; Tvl; SA01 2425 Tpr A.E. GAYER Natal Police . One of the rare exceptions to the rule. You cannot have both Cape Colony and Natal. Gayer is confirmed for the CC bar with Kitcheners Fighting scouts and the Natal bar with the Natal Police
Six Bars: Tug HTS; OFS; Rel of Ladysmith; Tvl; Laings Nek; SA 1901 6 R.S. Maj A.E. BODEN Menne’s Scouts Confirmed with photocopy of the page of the roll
KSA (0). Date bars missing – WW II War medal suspender fitted Renamed 3994 Serjt T.M. MALONEY R.D. Fus
Pair: 4019 Cpl W.E. STANLEY 16TH Lancers QSA bars: Rel of Kim; Paard; Jhb; Diam Hill; Witt KSA bars: SA01; SA02 Serjt W.E. Stanley With photocopy of the page of the roll.
BOER WAR MEDALLIONS
Silver Medallion 16 mm – “No Power on earth can shake our undivided Empire“
OKIEP BRONZE /COPPER COMPANY MEDAL
J. OPPEL – bad edge knock on “J” of J. Oppel Confirmed with photocopy of the page of the medal roll. Namaqualand Town Guard.
BOER WAR BANKNOTES
Tien Pond – Te Velde issue 4 Vertical folds, 1 horizontal fold, spike hole as usual
Five Pond – Pretoria issue variety B
Mafeking 10/- Commaning error No 2317 Five vertical folds, 1 horizontal fold. Twenty staple holes.
Father: No 865 Sergeant R.G. EADIE QSA Bars: CC; Tvl; Witt; Kaffrarian Rifles KSA Bars: SA 1901; SA 1902 890 Sergt R/G/ EADIE Kaffrarian Rifles “890 Sergt” has been re-impressed
Three: 2307 Tpr J.. CAMPBELL Roberts Horse
QSA Bars Rel of K; Paard; Driefontein War and Biligual Victory Medals
Pte J.J. Campbell 6th SAH Photocopy of the QSA roll shows his entitlement to these bars. Photocopies of his WW I record of service shows that he attested 25/4/16 – thus no star missing. Discharged 6/1/17
QSA No Bar: 4 L/Cpl W. VOSTER P.A.T.G. only 45 issued
QSA No Bar: 29 Pte J.S. SHORTEN Burghersdorp T.G.
QSA No Bar: Pte G. HOLLIS Adelaide T.G. only 70 issued
QSA No Bar: 458 Pte C.W. HIRD Queenstown T.G.