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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 1 week 4 days ago #96175

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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (C. Qr :Mr: Serjt: R. Kilroe. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Kimberley Star, 'a'

R. Kilroe served with No 3 Redoubt throughout the siege.
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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (Corpl: W. O. Black. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Kimberley Star, 'b' with copy integral top brooch bar,

W. O. Black served in A Section, 2 Company, Kimberley Town Guard throughout the siege under the command of Lieutenant E. J. Beddome.
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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (Pte. G. Beynon. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Kimberley Star, 'a', with copy suspension bar and copy integral top brooch bar

George Beynon (Senior) was born in Swansea in 1858, and having emigrated to Kimberley in 1879, where he took up mining with success, served with No. III Section, L Company, Kimberley Town Guard.


1914-15 Star (Pte. G. Beynon 7th Infantry);
British War Medal 1914-20 (L/Cpl. G. Beynon. 1st. S.A.I.);
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George Beynon (Junior) was born in Kimberley on 18 August 1892, the son of the above, and prior to the Great War worked alongside his father at the De Beers Diamond Mine. In 1914 he joined General Botha’s force, and served in German East Africa, before proceeding to the Western Front in November 1915. Wounded and taken prisoner of War in April 1918, he died of his wounds in captivity on 28 April 1918. Originally buried in Johanisthgal Prisoner of War Cemetery near Stettin, he is now interred in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.


British War Medal 1914-20 (368385 Pte. E. Beynon. R.A.M.C.)

Edward Beynon, brother of the above, served with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Great War, and survived the War.
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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (Pte. R. Gibbon. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Kimberley Star, 'a;

Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’, unnamed,

Served in Premier Mine. Sold by Bonhams in April 2003.

I have a note that the QSA was reported stolen in Autumn 2004.
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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (Pte. E. C. Page. Kimberley Town Gd:);
KSA (2) (752 Pte. F. [sic] C. Page. Spl. Cape Pol.);
Kimberley Star, 'a

Edward Cumming Page, Kimberley Town Guard, served with No. II Section, ‘K’ Company, during the Defence of Kimberley, and also served with Scott’s Railway Guards from 12 February to 10 May 1901.


British War and Bi-lingual Victory Medals (Pte. F. C. Page. 7th S.A.H.)

Frederick Charles Page attested for the 5th Regiment South African Horse at Roberts Heights, 21 April 1916, and served during the Great War from 24 May 1916. He transferred to ‘D’ Squadron, 7th Regiment, S.A.H., 22 October 1916, and was discharged as temporarily medically unfit, 11 June 1917.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 6 days 2 hours ago #96221

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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (PTE: H.V. FERRO. KIMBERLEY REGT.);
[ QSA (3) RoM DoK OFS ];
[ Kimberley Star ]

Henry Vincent Ferro.

Served 19 Oct 99 to 5 Jun 00. Also served KTG and SRG (45) from 11 Feb 01.
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