QSA (3) Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal (195 Gnr: J. S. Roberton [sic]. Diamond Fields Art:);
Kimberley Star, ‘a’, unnamed as issued, lacking integral top riband bar
Provenance: Christie’s, July 1988.
John Samuel Robertson, an Overseer at De Beers, served in the Cape Mounted Rifles from 1875 to 1887 (entitled to a Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal with clasp Basutoland), and in the Umtali Rifles from 1896-97. He attested for the Diamond Field Artillery on 25 September 1899, and was killed in action at Klip Drift on 7 March 1902.