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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 1 month 1 week ago #95801

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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Sgt T.J. White Kimberley Regt)
QSA (1) Defence of Kimberly (Lieut T.J. White Kimberley Town Guard)

My DoK roll has Lt J T White CPD2. There is a Lt F White, KTG. Not sure who this man is.


There is no man of this name on the CGHGSM roll either David.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 1 month 1 week ago #95803

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The mystery of the pair has been solved.

Michael sent me some images of the QSA and CGHGSM





and said 'The name on the CGS and QSA Pair is J.T. Mc Night.'

There was no one in the siege with this name. There is a Lt J T KcKnight. He had earned the CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 1 month 1 week ago #95804

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It is not clear on the second QSA. Here is the image:



There are two men with names __lmer in the KTG who earned QSA (1) DoK:

Sgt G
Pte KGL
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DSO VR;
QSA (5) Defence of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between fourth and fifth clasps (Capt. W. Clifford, D.S.O. L.N. Lancs: Rgt:) engraved naming, small area of erasure before rank;
IGS 1908 (1) North West Frontier 1908 (Captn. W. Clifford D.S.O. 1st. Bn. N. Fusilrs.);
British War and Victory Medals (Lt. Col. W. Clifford.);
Kimberley Star ‘c’, unnamed, lacking integral top riband bar

Together with the related miniature awards for the DSO (in gold and enamel), QSA, and IGS, these mounted as worn

DSO London Gazette 19 April 1901.

Wigram Clifford was born on in Bareilly, India, on 20 February 1876, the son of Major-General R. M. Clifford, and was educated at the United Service College, Westward Ho!, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 25 March 1896, and served with the 1st Battalion in Ceylon from 28 May 1896 to 10 February 1899, and then with the Mounted Infantry Company, 1st Battalion, in South Africa from 11 February 1899 to 11 October 1901. He was wounded during the siege of Kimberley on 28 November 1899, and was Mentioned in Despatches on 15 February 1900. For his services during the Boer War he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, and was invested with his insignia by HM King Edward VII.

Clifford transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers with the rank of Captain on 12 October 1901, and saw further service on the North West Frontier of India in 1908. Seconded for service as Adjutant of the Indian Volunteers on 17 August 1912, he was promoted Major on 1 September 1915. He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel to command a battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in September 1916, and was killed in action on the Western Front on 20 June 1917, whilst serving with the 10th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He is buried in Dickebush New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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QSA (1) (Pte. G. Page. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Kimberley Star 'a'

Probably George E Page who also served in the KRV and SRG.
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QSA (5) Relief of Mafeking, Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (477 Tpr. J. Harding. Kimberley. L.H.) this a slightly later issue with fixed suspension;
1914-15 Star (Pte. J. S. Harding Bothas M.R.);
British War Medal 1914-20 (Pte. J. S. Harding. 4th S.A.I.);
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John Harding served with the Kimberley Town Guard at No. 2 Schmidt’s Breastwork during the Defence of Kimberley, and also served in the Christiana Scouts. He served in the Kimberly Light Horse from 6 November 1900.

He saw further service during the Great War with Botha’s Mounted Rifles and the 4th South African Infantry.

QSA re-issued in 1908.

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