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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 5 days ago #77279

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Hello All,

I picked up this rather interesting pair yesterday and thought I would share Cpl J.J. Smith with you.

I really like the engraving on the reverse of the Kimberley Star and as you will notice (just) it shows Kimberley "Buffs" The Buffs were a company made up entirely of members of the Kimberley Club, a wonderful establishment that I had the pleasure of staying at in 2019.

I have included a couple of photo's (poor quality as my camera skills are awful) of photo's etc in David's book " The Kimberley Siege and Account" which shows Cpl J.J Smith and one which clearly shows his Cpl stripes.

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Adrian,

I have gone back to the original photo to extract JJ. He is very slightly blurred in the picture.

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Adrian,

Here is another picture of the Buffs.



I thought, possibly, JJS was at the back, by the tent, but I am not sure it is him now.

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Hello David,

Thank you for the extra pics. I think you are right thats not him. But what about the chap in the middle of the first row wearing what looks like a holster ??

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Mmm, I am not sure.

I have emailed you the higher resolution picture for easier scrutiny.
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Picture courtesy of Noble Numismatics

QSA (2) Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State (1364 Pte G.P.Bezuidenhout. Cape P.D.1.) Impressed

Served in C Squadron.

QSA (2). Seaby January 1975 £48
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