CGH GSM (1) Bechuanaland (260 Pte A. BARNES Cape Police)
QSA (3) CC; OFS and TVL (260 Corpl A. Barnes Cape Police)
KSA (2) (260 Cpl A. Barnes C.P. Dist 2)
1914/15 Star Pte A. Barnes Kimberley CDO
War Medal Lt A. Barnes
Bilingual Victory Medal Lt A. Barnes
KSA and 1914/15 Star Confirmed.
VF+ Estimate R6000
QSA (1) DoK (55 Pte. F. Hooper, Cape Police)
Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’, above which is privately engraved ‘C.P. 2’, the upper brooch bar converted for use as a clasp and inscribed, ‘F. Hooper’
Good very fine £350-400
Frederick Hooper is confirmed on the roll as a member of the Cape Police, District 2.
This group could have been posed in several threads.
Picture courtesy of DNW
CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Pte. F. K. Ryan, Spl. Pol.); QSA (3) DoK, OFS, Tr (531 Corpl. F. K. Ryan, Cape Police), the last two riveted clasps loose on riband; KSA (2) (531 Serjt. F. K. Ryan, C.P. Dist. 2); 1914-15 Star (S.S.M. F. K. Ryan, 5th S.A.M.R.); British War and Bilingual Victory Medals (2nd C./W.O. F. K. Ryan, 5th S.A.M.R. ); Permanent Forces of the Empire LS&GC GV (No. 1805 Sqn. Sgt. Maj. F. K. Ryan, 3rd Rgt. S.A.M.R.); Union of South Africa MSM GV (No. 1805 S.S.M. F. K. Ryan, S.A.M.R.); Kimberley Star 1899-1900, hallmark letter ‘a’, complete with upper brooch-bar, together with regimental prize medals (2), comprising Griqualand West Brigade 1896, silver cross pate, hallmarks for Birmingham 1896 and inscribed ‘G.W.B.S. 97 Sword Exercise won by E Troop D.F.H. Tr. K. Ryan’ and the second an ornate shield shaped medal in silver and gilt, hallmarks for Birmingham 1905, the obverse scroll inscribed ‘“Q” C.M.P. Rifle Club’, the reverse inscribed ‘2nd Aggte. Score, No. 58 Sgt. Ryan, Dec. 1905, Score 96’, generally good very fine (11) £2500-3000
Francis Kearns “Paddy” Ryan is believed to have been born in Dublin, Ireland, although some sources state Liverpool. In respect of his extensive services in South Africa, an accompanying manuscript obituary notice, written by the recipient in February 1938, is quoted herewith: ‘Late Francis Kearns Ryan. Born 8th March 1869. Served in the following Corps:- 3rd Prince Wales Dragoon Guards. British Bechuanaland Border Police. Mashonaland Police. Diamonds Fields Horse. Cape Police D 2. Cape Mounted Police. South African Mounted Riflemen (Permanent Force). During the Anglo Boer War took part in the siege of Kimberley, RoM, also saw service in the Tr and OFS. Was wounded and taken prisoner whilst taking part in the Jameson Raid, was attached to the South African Police (Nat Division) that proceeded to Bulhock C.P. to quell the native disturbance. Retired on pension 1921 with an Exemplary Character and the rank of Warrant Officer. Was the holder of the Meritorious Service Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Cape General Service Medal, King’s and Queen’s Medal South African War, 1914 Star, Allies and Victory Medals for the Great War. Leaves wife, two sons and daughters, Eric, Frankie, Kearnsey and Patsy. Send a notice to the Nat Mercury, Nat Witness & Nongu Police Paper. FKR 8/2/38.’
Paddy Ryan died at the Sanatorium, Pietermaritzburg, on 14 October 1949. Also sold with the Africa Service Medal 1939-45, awarded to his son (ACF F. K. Ryan), together with a contemporary group photograph of Ryan seated with other officers, damaged and worn, and another of him wearing the first three medals; and a file of copied research.
CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (287 Lce. Cpl. H. D. M. Barnett. C. Pol.);
QSA (2) CC, OFS (287 Serjt: H. D. M. Barnett. Cape P.D. 1.);
KSA (2) (287 Serjt: H. D. M. Barnett. C.P. Dist. 1.);
Nat 1906 (1) 1906 (Cpl. H. D. M. Barnett, Royston’s Horse);
1914-15 Star (Sjt. H. D. M. Barnett Cradock Cdo.);
British War and bi-lingual Victory Medals (R.S.M. H. D. M. Barnett. Cradock Cdo.)
Corporal H. D. M. Barnett was wounded above the heart on 3 June 1906 when a small party of Royston’s Horse was attacked by 300 rebels in the Manzipambana valley. The levies deserted and, after repeated charges, Royston’s Horse lost 5 men killed and 10 wounded. The rebels lost about 150 killed.
Henry Daniel Maxwell Barnett served in Cradock Commando during the campaign in Greman South-West Africa as Sergeant from 19 August 1914 to 8 April 1915, and thereafter as Regimental Sergeant-Major until 17 May 1915. Sold with copied record of service, MIC and three copied photographs of Cradock Commando during the war.