QSA (3) Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 (Tran: Offr: Capt: S.P.Waldek, Kim:Vol:Rgt:). Engraved. Last bar loose, hairlines, otherwise good very fine.
Captain S.P.Waldek, Kimberley Volunteer Regiment, confirmed on list of QSAs with the clasp, Defence of Kimberley.
In the book, The Colonials in South Africa by John Stirling, pp186-89, reference is made to Captain Waldeck (note the different spelling) in Diamond Fields Horse, one of the volunteer units stationed at Kimberley. During a demonstration made towards Wimbledon Rifle Range during the Defence of Kimberley, Major Scott Turner of the mounted troops was killed, and other casualties included Cape Police, 2 killed, 8 wounded; Diamond Fields Horse, 3 killed, Captain S.P.Waldeck and 8 wounded.
QSA (4) Relief of Mafeking, Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut: M. N. Nicholson, Kimberley L.H.)
Murdo Norman Nicholson served as a Staff Sergeant in the Kimberley Town Guard, Regimental number 399. He was commissioned as Lieutenant in the Kimberley Light Horse on 7 March 1900, aged 30, and was placed on the Reserve on 30 June 1902.
Arnold Hirst Watkins was one of the 9 Civilian Medical Officers under Siege in Kimberley whose QSA's were issued off a roll page (WO 100/282, p179) signed by Kekewich in London on 2 September 1902.
He and Doctor J E Mackenzie went out with an ambulance party after dark on 29 November (Carter's Ridge skirmish when Scott-Turner was killed) to minister to the needs of the wounded and was mentioned for "energy and zeal" by Kekewich.
Watkins' QSA is a First Reverse and is officially re-impressed.