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The highlights from the May 17 sale.

BOER WAR PAIR
W010
Pair: Pte G. SABY D OF E OWN V.R.
QSA Bar CC, KSA Bars: SA01; SA02 2137 Corpl G. Saby D.E.O.V.R.C.
VF
2500

TRENCH ART
K011
Anglo Boer War Trench Art
A miniature coal scuttle with handle made from the brass casing of a British Pom Pom shell (diameter 4 cm, length 9 cm)
EF
200

ABO
D013
Burger F.S. BOTES
Confirmed on roll Flores Stefanus of Lichtenburg Kdo
EF
2300

B014
Unnamed not named erased
EF
2000

QSAs
C015
No bar: T. SAVILLE STO HMS RATTLER
Confirmed on roll
he served aboard HMS Rattler in September 1903. Had a very good character as he did also serve on other famous named Royal naval ships in his 12 years of Naval service. QSA to Naval personnel are very rare
EF
4000

F016
No bar: Pte W.E. PRESSLEY Burghersdorp DMT
VF
2500

N017
No bar: Serjt G. FRASER Oudtshoorn DMT
VF
2500

M018
Two bars: CC; SA1902
19 Tpr J. KLEINHAUS C.C.F. (Cape Colonial Forces)
VF
1500

M019
Two bars: CC; Wepener
33 Tpr A.E. CHILDS Brabants Horse
confirmed on roll
VF
6000
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Kaplan Auctions 2 years 1 month ago #54469

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From the sale on 19th July

A002
Group of eight miniature medals attributed to Major GORDON-GRAY DSO, MC Distinguished Service Order SAFA 27/7/18 Military Cross SAFA 01/02/17 QSA Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl KSA Bars: SA01; SA02 Natal Rebellion bar 1906 1914/15 Star trio Born in India on 3 April 1878, he was educated in England. During the Anglo Boer War he served in the Artillery Troop of CMR. During the 1906 Rebellion, he was a machine gunner with the maxim detachment. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1912. During WW I, Capt Gray served with the SAMR in SWA. In September 1915 he was the Battery Commander of 3 Field Battery and served in East Africa. He then served in Palestine with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. He was awarded the DSO and the MC. On his return to South Africa in 1919, he was posted to the SAMR. During the Rand Revolt, Major Gray was sent to Benoni with a machine gun company. On 11 March 1922 he was shot and mortally wounded by a sniper. Medals mounted for wear. A copy of a photograph of him taken in 1915 accompanies the lot.
VF
1100

X011
QSA: 2137 Pte G. SABY D of E own V.R.
KSA: 2137 Corp G. SABY D.E.O.V.R.C.
VF+
2500

K015
T. SAVILLE STO HMS RATTLER Saville served as stated on his service records over a 12 years in service on some famous ships from the Victory II to the Rattler which he served as a stoker. QSA’s to Naval Personal are very rare.
VF
4000

X016
Two bars: CC and SAO1 J. KLEINHAUS C.G.R. (Cape Government Railway)
VF
1700

X017
Two bars: CC and WEPENER confirmed on roll 19 Tpr A.E. CHILDS Brabants Horse
6500

P018
Three bars: Driefontein; Modder River; Belmont 9130 Pte G. AUSTIN Scots Gds
VF+
1500
Dr David Biggins

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Lots of TG medals in the next auction. Very good for some of our members :)

Auction 27 Sep 17

D002
Six – Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) (Edw.VII) 74816 Sjt. J. Tatton. 92nd Coy R.G.A.; QSA 3 bars: CC, OFS, Tvl 74816 Sgt J. Tatton, 15th Coy S.D., R.G.A.; KSA 2 bars: SA’01, SA’02 74816 Serjt. J. Tatton R.G.A.; BWM 74816 W.O. Cl. II J. Tatton R.A.; Army LS&GC Medal (Edw.VII) 74816 C.S.Mjr. J. Tatton. R.G.A.; Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) (Geo.VI) 74816 W.O. Cl.1 J. Tatton. D.C.M. R.A.

Sgt. James Tatton with a “cow gun” (6 inch howitzer) was attached to the Mounted Infantry Company of The Buffs in the Eastern Transvaal from mid-1900 and is mentioned by name in: “With The Buffs in South Africa” by Lt. Col. J.B. Backhouse. The incident that probably led to the award of Tatton’s DCM took place on 19 November 1900 during Gen. Ben Viljoen’s attack on Balmoral (p 67 of above): “The 6-in howitzer, the only gun in camp, ably handled by Sergeant Tatton, RGA, did excellent work. One shell placed on South West Hill, soon after it was captured, killed two Boers and wounded three others, but failed to burst, or it would have done more damage. Another shell put one of the Boer guns out action, and another obliged the pom-pom to retire. In all 48 shells were fired in various directions during the six hours the attack lasted, and to those who know what a howitzer of this size is like, the hard work can be imagined.” On the night of 18 May 1901 a party of Boers tried to cross the railway near Balmoral. On the first shot being fired at them, the shell burst in the howitzer and blew it to bits. Two gunners (including Tatton’s brother) were killed and Sgt. Tatton and 9 more were injured. He was Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 10 September 1901 and the award of the DCM was published in the London Gazette of 27 September 1901. During WWI Tatton must have served in the United Kingdom, as his MIC confirms the award of the single BWM. Contact marks on earlier awards and KSA suspender wobbly. An interesting group with medals from 4 monarchs. Sold with copies of QSA & KSA roll pages, WWI MIC as well as relevant pages from “Buffs” History
EF-
45 000

Three: BSA Company Medal Sgt-Maj W. MALLETT M.R.F.
Cape of Good Hope with Bechuanaland bar to Asst. Storekeeper W.E. Mallett Bech F.F.
QSA (1) CC to Stre Kpr W.E. Mellett CC D.D

The Pioneer column entered into Mashonaland in 1890. Not finding the expected riches there they looked at Matabeleland and volunteers were called. After the Matabeleland wars were over life was hard which with oppressive laws and drought and disease made it harder. The Ndebele Rose in revolt again volunteers were called one of which was W.E. Mallett. The effected warriors took refuge in the Mambo Hills. The relief force Laagered at the base of Mambo Hills, one of the sentries was Ser Maj Mallett who shot one of the Impi’s. They held their position till the revolt was over.

His Cape Gen Service medal with Bechuanaland bar awarded for service between December 1896 to July 1897 was at the time of a uprising as 1000’s of native livestock was culled because of a Rindepest outbreak. The local tribes joined forces with the final action at Langberg where the rebels were killed or surrendered.
17000

D021
Four: Queens Sudan Medal
10361 Pte H.F. DAVIS R.A.M.C.
Khedive’s Sudam Medal bar : Khartoum unnamed
QSA 2 Bars: CC; OFS
KSA 2 Bars: SA01; SA02 – 10361 Pte H.F. David R.A.M.C mounted for wear
VF
8900

D034
No Bar: 107 Pte S. BARIS Adelaide T.G.
Sam Baris noted on roll “in defence of the town” Sold with copied medal roll. Only 70 issued
EF
2400

D035
No Bar: 78 Pte P. MARAIS Alicedale T.G.
Peter Marais joined 18 January 1901. Few edge knicks. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
2300

D036
No Bar: Pte A. MORTLOCK Barberton T.G.
From 17 June 1901 to 21 December 1901. Nick on cheek of Queen. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
2600

D037
No Bar: 54 Pte G. WEST Burghersdorp T.G.
No 54 Re-suspendered. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
1500

D038
No Bar: Pte C. WEST Burghersdorp T.G.
No 89. Two small edge knicks. Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1500

D039
No Bar: 67 Pte J. MACDONALD Cookhouse T.G.
John Macdonald – sold with copied medal roll. Only 100 issued
EF
2100

D040
No Bar: 581 Pte J. SMITH Cradock T.G.
Sold with copied medal roll
EF
2000

D041
No Bar: 747 Pte W.J. HARPER Grahamstown T.G.
1ST Battalion Grahamstown Town Guard. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1800

D042
No Bar: 821 Pte J. McLAREN Grahamstown T.G.
James McLaren 1st Battalion Grhamstown Town Guard. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1800

D043
308 Pte G.J. GLEESON K.W.T. T.G
No Bar: King William’s Town Town Guard No 1 Company. Served 28 April 1901
VF+
1800

D43A
Pte F. WILLIAMS Jagersfontein Tn. Gd
Only 77 medals issued
EF
2230

D43B
Pte B.J.T. BIRK Ladismith TG
VF+
2150

D044
No Bar: 5 Serjt W. ALLAN Middleburg T.G.
Few obverse and edge dings. Sold with copied medal roll. Only 100 issued
VF
2200

D045
No Bar: 26 Pte J. DE VRYE Steytlerville T.G.
Jan de Vrye. Sold with copied medal roll. Only 100 issued
VF
2000

D046
No Bar: 86 Pte S. BILLETT Tarkastad T.G.
Simeon Billett discharged 30 September 1901 Left District. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
2000

D047
No Bar: 540 Pte G.S. VAN STAADEN Uitenhage T.G.
Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1800

D048
No Bar: 9 Pte S. KAHN Victoria West T.G.
Sold with copied medal roll. Only 42 issued
VF+
2400

D049
No Bar: 118 Tpr A.V. RIPPON Albany Dis. M.T.
Arthur Vernon Rippon. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
2000

D050
No Bar: 20 Tpr W.H.S. MURRY Colesberg D.M.T.
Medal toned. Sold with copied medal roll. Only 75 issued
VF+
2500

D051
No Bar: 8 Tpr L.F. Plenderleith Colesberg D.M.T.
Sold with copied medal roll. Only 75 issued
EF
2500

D052
No Bar: 33 Tpr P.H. CLOGG E. London D.M.T.
Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1600

D053
No Bar: Tpr C.S. EDGAR Stellenbosch D.M.T.
Sold with copied medal roll. Only 84 issued
EF
2200

D054
No Bar: 247 Tpr M. BURKE Uitenhage D.M.T.
Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
1400

D055
No Bar: 55 Pte J.M. PENTZ Wellington D.M.T.
Small edge ding. Sold with copied medal roll. Only 91 issued
VF
2000

D056
No Bar: 106 Tpr F.S.J. RETIEF Wellington D.M.T.
Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
2000

D056A
J.P. Lining Conductor
Neatly skimmed and officially re-impressed. Roll states Civilian Conductor of Watchmen Attached Army service corps.
EF
1350

D057
No Bar: J. McFERRAN C.G.R.
Working trains in theatre of War. Left service February 1903. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1400

D058
No Bar: F.R. ROBINSON
Guard Frank Reginald Robinson Cape Government Railways Traffic Department. Travelled through affected area in charge of trains and relieved at several stations within fire zone during the whole period of the war, address: The Pharmacy, Potters Bar Middelesex.
EF
1400

D059
No Bar: Mr G.R. CALDWELL Natal Govt Rlys.
A Plumber engaged in reconstruction. Some tiny edge knicks. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1500

D060
No Bar: 29795 Pte W. STEGGLES Rand Rifles
Rand Rifle Mine Division Roll. One small edge knock. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF+
1300

D061
No Bar: 46 Tpr C. MORRISH Warren’s M.I.
Medal re-suspendered. Entitled bar SAO1. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
1300

D062
No Bar: W.A. MITCHELL Imp. Mil. Rlys
Pretoria Works Locomotive Department, Brass finisher
EF
1300

D063
One Bar: Tvl
5097 Pte T. TILLMAN 18th Hussars
Obverse marks from second medal when worn. Sold with copied medal rolls.
VF
1450

D064
One Bar: OFS
Mr H. DEVINE Imp. Mil. Rly
Sub Ganger on roll.
VF+
1450

D065
One Bar: CC
2359 Pte J.D. MURPHY Cape P.D.I.
Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1300

D066
One Bar: CC
89 Pte W. ELLIOTT Dordrecht D.V.G.
William Elliot Dordrecht District Volunteer Guard
VF
1400

D067
One Bar: CC
627 Pte J.R. SERVICE Port Elizabeth T.G.
1ST Battalion Port Elizabeth Town Guard. Roll notes Escort. CC bar incorrectly refitted.
1400

L068
One Bar: CC
128 Pte J. BELFORD C.M.S.C.
VF+
1300

D069
One Bar: CC
1214 Tpr A.E. MORRISON W. Prov. M.R.
Entitled to bars SA01 and SA02. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
1400

D070
One Bar: CC
749 Tpr S. TUNE
Trooper Solomon Tune also served with the Paarl District Mounted Troops. Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1400

D071
Two Bars: CC; SA02
38337 Pte J. PRATT 27TH Bn: Imp: Yeo
Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
1500

D072
Two Bars: CC; SA02
4628 DMR G. MARTIN Yorkshire Regt
Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1350

D073
Two Bars: CC; SA02
86 Tpr F. BEZUIDENHOUT C.C.F.
U Squadron Cape Colonial Forces. Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1500

D074
Two Bars: CC; TVL
510 Gnr J. MEARNS Cape G.A.
Entitled to KSA SA01 and SA02. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF+
1300

D075
Two Bars: CC; SA01
Tpr D.G. FULLER Gorringe’s F.C.
998 Frontier Light Horse late District Mounted Rifles transfer to Gorringe’s Flying Column. Sold with records.
EF
1600

D076
Two Bars: TVL; SA02
2521 Pte P. McNICHOLAS Johannesburg M.R.
Sold with copied medal roll. Only SA02 confirmed
EF
1500

D077
Two Bars: DoL; TVL
582 Tpr G.F. LANE Natal Carbnrs
Sold with copied medal roll
EF
2800

D078
Two Bars: SA01; SA02
2499 Tpr H.D. TEOBALD Natal Police
Discharged 5 August 1903. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
1500

D079
Two Bars: CC; TVL
206 Pte M.A. OLSEN Thorneycroft’s M.I.
Entilted to S.A. 01 clasp
VF+
1600

W080
Three Bars: Cape Colony; OFS; TVL
35789 Tpr R.H. SALT Canadian Scouts
A very rare medal not seen often awarded to a Canadian Regt
VF+
1500

D081
Three Bars: RoL; TVL; SA 01
604 Tpr W.H. EDEY Johannesburg M.R.
William H. Edey served as trooper in the Colonial Scouts for RoL clasp. Sold with copied medal roll
EF
2000

D082
Three Bars: CC; Witte; SA02
671 Pte L. ISAAC Kaffrn. Rifles
Sold with copied medal roll
VF
1500

D083
Three Bars: CC; SA01; SA02
Tpr C. HOWELL Nesbitt’s H.
The apostrophe “Nesbitt’s” is inverted. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
1400

D084
Three Bars: CC; TVL; Witte
316 Gnr E.A. BEARDMORE Prince Alf: O. Cape A.
Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1600

D085
Three Bars: CC; TVL; Witte
Pte A.T. SEMARK Border Horse
A Troop Farmers’ Guard Roll shows entitlement to SA 01 and 02. Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
2000

D086
Three Bars: CC; OFS; SA01
22768 Pte C.V. WOLFF Border Horse
Sold with copied medal roll.
EF
1400

D087
Three Bars: DoL; TVL; LaingsN
393 Tpr E.G. OLIVER Border M.R.
Sold with copied medal roll.
VF
3400

D088
Three Bars: CC; SA01; SA02
38 Pte J.P.F. GREEFF C.C.F.
Served from 5/12/01 to 31/5/02. “L” Squadron Cape Colonial Forces. Sold with copied medal roll
EF
1600

D089
Three Bars: CC; SA01; SA02
270 Pte B.P. DE BEER C.MS.C.
“B” Company Cape Medical Staff Corps
VF+
1600

D090
Three Bars: CC; SA01; SA02
39518 Pte W. MORRISSON Cape Med: Staff Corps
Medal officially re-impressed “K” Coy. Discharged medically unfit 13 February 1902. Sold with copied medal roll
EF
1500

D091
Three Bars: CC; TVL; Witte
396 Pte E.W.G. STRUTT Queenstown R.V.
Small edge ding at 6 o’clock. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
1400

D092
Three Bars: CC; OFS; TVL
604 Pte J. GRANT Rly: Pnr: Regt
Entitled SA01
EF
1500

D093
Three Bars: CC; OFS; TVL
311 Pte A.W. ZINN Uitenhage V.R.
Tvl bar scarce to unit. Sold with copied medal roll
VF+
1500

D094
Four Bars: OFS; TVL; SA01; SA02
2761 Tpr G. BARNETT S.A. Lt Horse
Geo Barnett QSA issued 6/4/03; rivets missing between Tvl and SA01 bars issued off Roll dated 1904. Sold with 3 copied medal rolls
1500

D095
Five Bars: TugH, OFS, RoL, TVK, L Nek
4502 Pte E. EVANS W. Yorkshire Regt
On 3 December 1900 at Buffelspoort a 500 strong Boer commando under De la Rey and Smuts made a determined attack on the first half of a straggling British convoy bound for Rustenburg. This first section, numbering 138 waggons and occupying a mile and a half of road, was preceded by 70 men of the West Yorkshires and two guns of the 75th Bty, RFA, with an escort of 21 men of the Yorkshire Lt Infy. Another weak company of the West Yorkshires formed the rear-guard. After stiff fighting, lasting virtually the whole day, the Boers moved on, having obtained all they wanted: 138 waggons burnt or captured and more than 1800 oxen. The British losses amounted to 15 men killed, 1 Officer and 22 men wounded as well as 1 Officer and 73 men taken prisoner. The Boer losses were slight: 2 men killed and 7 wounded. Pte. Evans was wounded in the engagement. Sold with copied pages from QSA roll & SAFF Casualty Roll, “Times” & “Official” Histories and WO24 “South African Surrenders”.
EF
2900
Dr David Biggins

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