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Kaplan Auctions 1 year 9 months ago #56334
There were 16 single ABOs in the first iteration of the next auction catalogue. These have just been augmented by another 13 ABOs. As a rsult, the reserves on the initial lots have been reduced this week from R3400 (mostly) to R2900 (around £160)
Dr David Biggins
Kaplan Auctions 1 year 6 months ago #57162
Items from B86 on 7 February 2018
A Great War “East Africa” M.S.M. Group of five to Sergeant (Motor Cycle Despatch Rider) William Henry Batchelor, Heidelburg Commando, South African Service Crops, late South
1.QSA Clasps: CC; OFS; Tvl ; SA01; SA02 3488 Cl. Tpr W.H.Batchelor S.A.C.
2. 1914/15 Star Sjt W.H. Batchelor Heidelburg Cdo
3. British War Medal 1914-20, Sjt W.H. Batchelor S.A.S.C.
4. Victory Medal (bilingual) Sjt W.H. Batchelor S.A.S.C.
5. Meritorious Service Medal GVR 2044 M.D.R. W.H Batchelor SA Mtr. Desp: Coy (this last with minor official correction, generally very fine)
M.S.M. London Gazette, 29 August 1918, S African Force, 2044 M.D.R. W.H. Bachelor SA Motor Despatch Coy. “…. In recognition of valuable services rendered with the Forces in East Africa during the present war”. UDF G.O 2630 Reward for War Services South African Force 2044 Motor Desp. Rider W.H. Batchelor, SA Motor Despatch Coy.
Extract from official records, being South African Motor Despatch Rider Company – Records of Service in East Africa (copy included)
“2044 Batchelor W.H. Despatch Rider Landed Kilindini 3:8:1916 Leave to SA 27:2:1917, returned to G.E.A. 18:6:1917. Invalided 17:11:1917. Joined G.H.Q. at Lukugura and went with them through to Morogoro. Then went with first detachment to Kilwa and remained there till he went to SA on leave. Since return through part Lindi operations. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal G.R.O. 549 17:6:1918” Herewith extracts from official records, being, SA Motor Cyclists Corps; E.A. Campaign 1916-1918 Part 1 (pages 1-5) “The SA Motor Cyclists Corps war formed in January 1916 under the command of Col. Fairweather, D.S.O., with Capt D McMillan as adjutant. It consisted of 8 platoons and Headquarters under Lieuts. Hoskyn, McHardy, Henry, Hall, Ramsay, Kelly, Jackson, Houghton and Clarke, respectively. Headquarters was composed of signalers, motor mechanics and c; in addition each platoon had its own mechanics. The uniform consisted of helmet (with yellow diamond flash having red edge), tunic, shirt, corduroy, riding breeches, leather leggings, and British warm overcoat, and for wet weather, oilskin coat and trousers of brilliant yellow hue. Badge on helmet was a flying wheel, and shoulder badges S.A.M.C.C. The machines provided were B.S.A’s and they certainly proved their worth in the field. Gun-buckets were affixed to the front fork as a receptacle for the short rifles issued, and were also used as a means for conveying Lewis guns, signaling equipment and c.
“At Kondoa, Irangi, we linked up with the 2nd Division under General Van Deventer. Cycles were parked near the hospital about 2 miles from the town, and we took up a position on a small hill (some 4 miles outside the town, called Rock Rabbit Ridge, with various infantry and horse units nearby. We were referred to by the other units as “Jimmy Fairweather’s rock rabbits”. One platoon was sent to another hill called Loskop. Patrols were sent out into the adjoining mealie lands to try and contact the enemy, who held a front of 7 miles. The whole division frequently came under shell fire from the German position, where some naval guns of the “Koningsberg” had been mounted.”
“Looking back on our experiences in East Africa, Central Africa, Nyasaland and Portuguese East Africa, we are proud to think we were the pioneer Corps of present day mechanized form of fighting, though little did we think of that at the time. Owing to our great mobility we could be rushed to any threatened spot with the least possible delay, and no one realized this more than General Northey”. “In all over 1000 men were recruited for the S.A.M.C.C. The Corps had engagements with the enemy at Kondoa Irangi, Kidete, Iranga (patrol skirmishes); Tandala and Regone (Portuguese East Africa)”
Herewith extracts from “Reminiscences of the German East Africa Campaign 1916-1918” by H.R. Dewey, which give some idea of the
realities in the Motor Cycle Corps in German East Africa.
Trio: QSA 2 Bars : CC and OFS KSA 2 Bars: SA01, SA02 RENAMED 4485 Pte W.J. RUSSELL 9th Lancers
Police Service Medal 2273 (M) Det/Constable W.J. Russell.
Included in lot is A ribbon bar
Disk: R. FURNEY C.G.R.
No bar: Tpr G. FAUCHE Hex River DMT – very scarce only 15 issued. With copy of the Roll
No bar: Tpr C. WANKLE (157) East London DMT F 1800
No bar: Tpr S.J. JAKINS Victoria East DMT. With copy of the roll
No bar: Tpr G. HOLLIS Adelaide DMT With copy of the page of the roll
One bar: OFS Mr S. GILLHAM Imp RLY
Pair : QSA Bar Defence of Kimberley and Kimberley Star ‘a’ Pte A. GOOSE Kimberly Town Guard With copy of the page of the roll
Two bars: Def. of Ladysmith; TVL Cpl J.M. WILLOCK (5709) Liverpool Regt With copy of the page of the roll
Three bars: CC; OFS; TVL
Pte J. GILKS (24002) 35TH Co. Imp. Yeo With copy of the page of the roll.
Three bars: CC; OFS; Tvl 65725 Dvr J. COLE 87th Bty R.F.A.
Four bars: CC; WEPENER; TVL; Witt Pte A.B. BAYLOR (3231) Cape Mtd Rifles impressed in small letters. This medal has not been renamed. With copy of the page of the roll There is also a copy of the liquidation account of the late Arthur Bayly Baylor who died at Bulawayo 15th September 1950
Four bars: CC; Rhod; OFS; TVL Lt Sir A. ARMSTRONG Bt 61 Co. 17/Imp Yeo. Engraved as issued. There is an extract from the who was who 1916-1928. Sir Andrew Harvey Armstrong 3rd Bart. Born 23rd May 1866. Formally Capt 3 Batt. Leinester Regt. (Royal Canadians) Served with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa.Joined 5th Service Batt. The Conaught Rangers 19th September 1914. Posted to depot 8th January 1915.
Five bars: CC; PAA; Drie; Jhb; SA01
Pte F MARLOW (3117) 2ND Duke of Cornwall Lt Inf. With copy of the page of the roll. There is an entry for him in the casualty roll. Severly burnt near Belfast. Died 30th July 1901.
V338 Pair: Tpr F.T. TOTHILL Lonsdale’s Horse
SA Medal 1877-8-9 Bar 1879
Cape of Good Hope General Service medal bar Basutoland Sgt F.T.Tothill C.M. Rif
No Bar: 18 Pte R.K. BILLSON Humandsorp C.D.F.
Bar Natal: MR H.L. MERCER
Four Bars: CC; OFS; TVL; SA 1901 32592 Tpr G.P.C.T. SMITH Damants Horse
Dr David Biggins
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Kaplan Auctions 1 year 4 months ago #58090
Items from B87 on 11 April 2018
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
Four: 10361 Pte H.F. DAVIS R.A.M.C. Queens Sudan 10361 Pte H.F. Davis R.A.M.C Khedives Sudan medal bar : Khartoum unnamed QSA: 2 Bars CC; OFS KSA: 2 Bars SA01; SA02 10361 Pte H.F. DAVIS R.A.M.C. – mounted for wear. Copies of his attestation papers confirm the medals. Attested 28 April 1894. Discharged 27-4-06
Borough of Newark 1900 HH516 – bronze 32 mm in diameter
British Transvaal War 1900 Success to New Zealand contingent 1899-1900 HH: 942- Gilt 22.5 mm Diameter
Blank DTD Unnamed not name erased
Disk only 2988 Pte J. NICHOL Thorneycrofts M.I.
Disk: R. FURNEY C.G.R.
No bar: 77751 Gnr W. ALLEN 5th E.D. R.G.A. – has a new suspender fitted.
[No reserve stated]
No bar: 308 Pte G.S. GLEESON K.W.T.G King William Town Guard No 1 copy served 28 April 1901
No bar: 581 Pte J. SMITH Cradock T.G. Sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 747 Pte W.J. HARPER Grahamstown T.G. 1ST Batt Sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 118 Tpr A.V. RIPPON Albany Dis M.T. Sold with medal roll
No bar: Tpr P.H. CLOGG E. London D.M.T. Sold with medal copied roll
No bar: 540 Pte G.S. VAN STADEN Uitenhage T.G. Sold with copied medal roll.
No bar: 67 Pte J. MACDONALD Cookhouse T.G. Only 100 issued – sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 86 Pte S. BILLET Tarkastad T.G. Discharged 30 September 1901 Left district – sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 55 Pte J.M. PENTZ Wellington D.M.T. Small edge ding – only 91 issued – sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 821 Pte J. McLAREN Grahamstown T.G. 1st Batt G.T.G. Sold with copied medal roll
No bar: 54 Pte G. WEST Burghersdorp T.G Re-suspendered – sold with copied medal roll
No bar: Pte A. MORTLOCK Barberton T.G. From 17 June 1901 to 21 December 1901. Sold with copied medal roll
One bar: OFS Mr S. GILLHAM Imp RLY
One bar: TVL 5097 Pte T. TILLMAN 18th Hussars Scratch marks from second medal when worn. Sold with copied medal roll.
One bar: OFS Mr H. DEVINE Imp Mil Railway
One bar: Cape Colony 387 Pte J.E. RUSSEL D.O.E.V.R.
One bar: Transvaal 3706 Tpr J. DUFF Scottish Horse
2 Bars: SA01 and SA02 2499 Tpr H.D. TEOBALD Natal Police Discharged 5 August 1903 sold with copied medal roll
2 Bars: CC; SA02 38337 Pte J. PRATT 27th Bn IMP Yeo Sold with copied medal roll
2 Bars: Tvl; SA02 2521 Pte P. McNICHOLAS Johannesburg M.R. Sold with copied medal roll – only SA02 is confirmed
2 Bars: CC; Tvl 510 Gnr J. MEARNS Cape G.A. – he is entitled to a KSA SA01 and SA02 – sold with copied medal roll
2 Bars: CC; OFS Tpr W.J. TIMM Nesbitt’s Horse
3 Bars: Cape Col; Tvl; SA01 9424 Pte M. MCCARDLE K.O. Scot Bord
3 Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl 1069 Tpr t. Melcher Kimberley Horse
3 Bars: CC; SA01; SA02 39518 Pte W. MORRISON Cape Med Staff Corps. Medals officially re-impressed K. Coy. Discharged medically unfit 13/02/02. Sold with copied medal roll
3 Bars: CC; SA01; SA02 270 Pte B.P. DE BEER Cape Medical staff corps. B Coy CMSC
3 Bars: CC; SA01; SA02 38 Pte J.P.F. GREEF C.C.F. Served from 5/12/01 to 31/05/02 L. Squadron Cape Colonial Forces. Sold with copied medal roll
3 Bars: DoL; Tvl and Laings Nek 393 Tpr E.G. OLIVER Border M.R. Sold with copied medal roll
3 Bars: CC; Tvl and Wittebergen 671 Pte L. ISAAC Kaffrn Rifles Sold with copied medal roll
4 Bars: OFS, Tvl; SA01 and SA02 2761 Tpr G. BARNETT SA Lt Horse
QSA issued 6/4/03 – Rivets missing between Tvl and SA01 issued off roll dated 1904. Sold with 3 copied medal rolls
5 Bars: Cape Col; Paarl; Drief; Jhb; SA01 1926 Sjt M.S. YOUNG Nesbitt’s Horse Served 09/02/1900 – 24/4/1901. Discharged – services no longer required
5 Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl; SA01; SA02 1395 Tpr W. TAYLOR RPR
5 Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl; SA01; SA02 316 Tpr A. ROYLE Damants Horse
5 Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl; SA01; SA02 24172 Pte W. LYTHAM 9TH Coy Imp Yeo
10980 Pte J. PHELAN A.S.C. Bars SA 1901; SA 1902 suspender broken off
QSA / KSA GROUP
QSA 3 bars: CC; Tvl; Witt KSA 2 bars: SA01; SA02 33158 Bmb E. BOYES RFA
POST QSA/KSA GROUP
QSA 866 Tpr C.F. POTTER DEOVR Natal Rebellion Pte C.F. POTTER Durban Mil Res WWI Pte C.F. POTTER 2nd SAI
Dr David Biggins
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