Auction B65 is being held on 13 Nov 13. Here are the Boer War items:
All reserve prices are in Rand
Group of Eleven: Major J.R. LEISK
Order of St Michael and St George rear Horseman missing otherwise EF
QSA Bars CC; OFS; Tvl; SA01 Lt
KSA Bars SA01/02 Lt 1 High L.I.
1914/15 Star Mjr J.R. Leisk Staff
War and Bilingual Victory medal with Mid leaf Mjr J.R. Leisk
1911 Coronation Medal unnamed
1935 Jubilee medal unnamed – confirmed on roll
1937 Coronation Medal unnamed – confirmed on roll
Union Medal 1910 unnamed as issued- Confirmed on roll
French Croix de Geurre with Palm – confirmed on roll
Who’s Who 1947/48 shows that he was Chairman of Barclays Bank
Pair: Sergt A.F. BEGG C.T. Rangers
Cape of Good Hope General Service medal bars Transkei and Basutoland – confirmed on roll. Attempted name erasing on the “G” of Begg. Badly Scratched on the Obv – F+
QSA Bar Talana
Mr A.F. Begg Dundee Tn. Gd.
The “F” has been altered from something else, scratched on the Obv – F+
Confirmed on the Biggins Roll as Alexander Allen Begg - Occupation baker in Dundee.
Natal 1906 missing.
BOER WAR MEMROBILIA
Anglo Boer War Silver plated souvenir snuff box with the image of the “Deliever of Kimberley”, Maj-Gen Sir J.D.P. French on the lid. Shows French in General’s uniform with “French” below the bust.
BOER WAR MEDALS
KSA Bars SA 1901, SA 1902 to 40268 Tpr L. MCLACHLAN Damant’s Horse – copies to confirm bars and regiment
ABO to Burg D.J. VAN DEN HEEVER. Copy of form B shows that he served with Komdt Andries Du Toit. Fought at Ladysmith, Klipriver and Almans Nek
ABO to Burg N.J. PRETORIUS. Copy of form B shows that he served with Senekal Kommando and Heidelberg Kommando. He fought at Machadadorp, Paardekraal.
Kimberley Star to Sergt J.B. HASSETT no top suspender
ABO Ass/Veldkornet J.J. SCHUYT
Copies of Vorm B shows that he served at Belmont under General De Wet and Hertzog. Copy of Vorm A confirms that he is entitled to a D.T.D., Paperwork confirms that a replacement medal was issued.
ABO to V/ Kornet C.F. JACOBS – Komdt Wolmarans
Copy of his Vorm B confirms that he served at Mafiking, Magersfontein, Rooihuiskraal, Paardeberg and Laingsnek.
ABO to Burger J. YSSEL (K.I.A.)
Copy of Vorm B shows that he served with Gen Jan Smuts Kommando and that he was killed in Action and fought at Mafeking, Magersfontein, Paardeberg and more.
Burger M.J. CRONJE Gen. Kemp’s Kommando
Copy of his Vorm B shows that he fought at Rooiwal, Kalbasfontein and Mafikeng.
ABO to Burger J.L. COETZEE- Kommandant Luther (5 x Different Vorm B’s)
a) Copy of his Vorm B shows that he was taken Prisoner at Perdefontein (Graaf Reinette) 5/9/01 and was expedited to Bermuda.
b) This one was taken Prisoner of War March 1901 and was released 18 Jan 1903 and he fought at Colesberg, Marsfontein and Thabanchu.
c) This one indicates that he fought at Mafiking, Jeerputsfontein, Brakfontein and Krokodildrift.
d) This one indicates that he fought at Elandslaagte and Tugela
e) This one served under Gen Cronje and fought at Mafiking, Maersfontein and Paardeberg.
Pair: 9845 Pte A.E. BALBIRNIE Middlesex Regt
QSA bar CC
KSA bars SA01; SA02
Three: 4385 Pte W. HORTON Derby Regt
India Medal 3 bars: Punjab Frontier 14897-98, Tirah 1897-98
QSA 3 bars: CC; OFS; TVL
KSA 2 bars: SA01; SA02
Photocopies of his attestation papers shows that he served 18 years and 9 months and was promoted to the rank of Cpl.
QSA to 704 QR (Quarter-Master) MR Sjt J.M. MITCHELL
National Scouts officially impressed. Only a very few of the QSA’s (+- 200) to National Scouts have survived. Very unusual to find a member with a rank other than trooper or private. Medal darkly toned. Confirmed on roll
QSA to BR. F. BREEN Natal Vol. Amb. D. with ring – suspender replaced
One Bar: CC
Serjt W.O. CARTER Midland M.R. Copy of Roll confirms bar and regiment
One Bar: CC
Lieut W.A. TINDALL Cape G.A. – medal engraved as issued.
One Bar: TVL
181 Tpr W.H. NICHOLL Menne’s Scouts
One Bar: CC
767 Tpr H. FECHTER W. Prov. M.R.
Two Bars: CC; OFS to 394 Mr H COOPER A.S.C.
Two Bars: TVL; Laings Nek
3320 Corpl J MCKENNA Rifle Bde
Two Bars: Cape Colony, Tvl
9897 Cpl W.B. WARNER A.S.C. – engraved as issued
Sale B66 is taking place on 12 Feb 2014. Here are some of the highlights:
ANGLO BOERE OORLOG MEDALS
ABO Medal to Kapt and Adj S.P.F. POTGIETER
ABO – name erased
ABO to Burger J.A.C. DIRKER – Vorm B shows that he fought at Magersfontein and Paardeberg. Medal issued 1944. Taken POW AT Paardeberg and sent to St Helena
No Bar: 200 Tpr W.F. SLATER Uitenhage D.M.T.
Including copied page from QSA medal roll
No Bar: Asst-Comp D. MANAGER R.M. Bradford
No Bar: Pte A.E. ARNOLD Paarl T.G. – only 27 issued
No Bar: J.G. COETZEE C.G.R.
One Bar: Talana
W.J. CROSS Dundee Town Guard
One Bar: CC
65 Gnr J. BINEDELL Cape G.A. with copied page from QSA roll
One Bar: Defence of Kimberley
Pte A. MITCHELL Kimberly Town Gd
Three Bars: CC; OFS; TVL
153 3rd CL Tpr S. BLANDFROD S.A.C.
Three Bars: Elands, DoL, Belf
3114 Pte J. LOCKERIDGE Manchester Regt – Pte J. Lockeridge, 1ST Battalion of the Manchester Regiment was awarded the QSA with Battle Bars Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith and Belfast. Confirmed on Biggins Roll Edge knocks
Three Bars: CC; Tvl ; Witte
Pte H. GRIFFITHS Border Horse
Four Bars: CC; OFS; Tvl; SA01
9638 Tpr W.H. BURRELL Robert’s Horse – QSA Verification done and included
Pair: QSA bar: DoK
Pte C.F. LIESCHING Kimberley Town Guard; Kimberley Star unnamed as issued. Confirmed Premier Mine Fifth Division with copy of group photo. The photo from a book
Pair: QSA 2 Bars (VF+): RoL; TVL to 758 Corpl J. HARRIS Durban L.I.
Natal Rebellion Medal bar: 11906 Sgt J.H. Harris Durban Light Infantry – multiple light edge knocks (VF)
Trio: QSA 2 Bars CC; SA01 to 453 Tpr C.F. GOAD Warrens Mtd Infty; WM; ASM to 278289 C.F. GOAD. Also entitled to BWM. Sold with photo, service file and cards; large black wallet with gold embossed loetters “O.F.C. Goad, 8036 Humansdorp”
Five Bars: Rel of Kim; Paardeberg; Drief; Tvl; SA01
Lieut J.F. HAWKINS – taken prisoner by the Boers at Sanna’s Post battle on 31/3/1900. He was later released. Robert’s Horse occupied “the post of honour – that of rear-guard – and the splendid stand which they made resulted in the fact that any of the guns were saved” page 163 The Colonials in South Africa 1899 – 1902 – by John Stirling
KINGS SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL
Two Bars: SA01; SA02
Lt W.A. TINDALL Cape G.A. engraved as issued
QSA no bar 24 Pte A.J. MCINTYRE Kokstad T.G.
BWM Spr A. McIntyre M.T.C. with copied page from QSA medal roll – only 145 issued
Three: 971 Tpr J MCKENNEY Roberts Horse
Distinguished Conduct Medal EVIIR
QSA 3 Bars : Relief of Kimberley; OFS; JHB
KSA 2 Bars: SA01; SA02 – no on medal 36817
His KSA has a different number but is noted on the roll in remarks and corrected. He served with JHB mounted rifles. All the bars on QSA and KSA are confirmed on Roll with copies included. It was noted in London Gazette September 27, 1901 as Trooper J. Mckinry Chadwick. He also served with Roberts Horse where he was discharged 19/12/00. He earned his DCM while serving with the Canadian Scouts as a Sgt where they noted that some details was entered in error on JMR Clasp roll.
No estimate given
1902 Britsche Beschaving “Scum of the Scum Medallion” (Ragama Kamp Herinnering) – Gilt medallion
Burger D. NIEMANDT – with paper – Marico Commando
Artillerist J.G. THEUNISSEN
His Vorm “B” states that he served with Comandement G. Joubert Artillery 1st Battery Roberts Hoogte and took part in the battles: Dundee, Ladyusmith, Eskort, Tookela, Colenso, Tafelkop and Donker Hoek.
Burger R.E. WENTWORTH (POW)
His Vorm “B” shows that he served with Pretoria Commando under Gen De La Rey. It shows that he was taken POW in Pretoria. He fought in the battles : Abrahamskraal, Brandfort and Kliprivier.
Burger M.A. De B. SNYMAN
Matys Andries de Beer Snyman served in the Heidelberg Kommando from 29/9/1899 to 19/10/1901 when he was taken Prisoner of War. According to ‘Vorm B’ (copy enclosed), Snyman saw service at Spion Kop; Modder Rivierpoort OFS, Abrahamskraal; Tafelkop; Kroonstadt and Donkerhoek, Pretoria. The form is signed by Komdt H.J. Kamffer of the Heidelberg Kommando. A descendent of Kamffer, Maj-Gen Kamffer, a former Officer commanding of the Hedelberg Commando, is currently in charge of the Part Time Forces of the SA National Defence Force. For a full account of the activities of the Heidelberg Kommando see “Hedelbergers of the Boer War” by Ian Uys published in 1981
Burger J.J. RAATH (POW)
His Vorm “B” shows that he served with Gen Piet Cronje Kommando and fought in the battles: Mafeking; Modderriver; Twee River; Paardeberg, where he was taken POW. Also included is a copy of the Oath that he signed and his funeral letter dated 10 July 1902.
No Bar: W.T. JOHNS A.B. H.S.M. PELORUS
No Bar: 4722 Tpr H. GRAVELY 50 Coy 17th Impl
No Bar: 67 Pte D. LEGG Queenstown T.G. – confirmed on roll
1 Bar: Defence of Mafeking
Pte C. GORDON Mafeking CC – confirmed on roll. One of the 38 Boy Scouts. NB medal is probably officially re-impressed It measures 36.1 and not 36.2
3 Bars: Cape Colony; OFS; Tvl
14587 Cpl C.F. BAILEY Imp. Yeomanry - confirmed on roll
4 Bars: Cape Colony, Wittebergen, Belfort; SA 01
6198 Tpr J.F. EASTON Brabants Horse – All bars confirmed on roll 1901 bar loose on ribbon
Pair: Sergt A.F. BEGG C.T. Rangers
QSA : Bar Talana
Cape of Good Hope medal Bars: Transkei, Basutoland
The Cape of Good Hope medal is confirmed on the Roll. The QSA however has the initial altered. Both medals have taken a beating. Cape General Service Two bar medal is a great rarity.