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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43133

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I purchased 2 a hallmark stars from the last City Coins auction but both are puzzling in different ways. One is named J. A. Bodley on both the top brooch and the reverse.




There is no J. A. Bodley on the medal roll although there were 4 other Bodleys in the KTG and Captain J H Bodley in the KRV. Was it possible to get the Star without being entitled to the QSA?

The other star is engraved KRV on the brooch bar. What does this stand for? I'm guessing Kimberley and volunteers but what is the "R" for?




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Paul
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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43141

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The top bar you describe as being engraved "KRV" actually appears - from your pic - to be engraved "KBV". I don't know either! Could it be someone's initials?
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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43142

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You could get a star without a QSA. The QSA was issued by the Queen, the star was from the local Mayor in Kimberley. So civilians involved in the defence would have got a star, but not a QSA.

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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43144

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Hi Paul

It would appear as if your J A Bodley was this man:

DEPOT KAB
SOURCE MOK
TYPE LEER
VOLUME_NO 1/1/1041
SYSTEM 01
REFERENCE 1667
PART 1
DESCRIPTION BODLEY, JOSEPH ALBERT. ESTATE PAPERS.
STARTING 19390000
ENDING 19390000



Joseph Albert Bodley
Birthdate: October 13, 1873
Birthplace: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died October 9, 1939 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:
Son of Robert Bodley and Elizabeth Ann Wood
Brother of Charles William Bodley; Robert Bodley; Arthur Robert Bodley; Joseph Wood Bodley; May Bodley and 7 others

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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43145

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J A Bodley was not eligible for a DoK QSA or any QSA that I can see from the rolls.

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Kimberley Stars 3 years 6 months ago #43146

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I cannot find anyone one the roll with the initials KBV.

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