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QSA with the British South Africa Company Medal 3 years 1 month ago #52970

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Bought this group in NZ around 1991, just got it out from under the bed together with his son's WWII Australian group.

BSAC 59 Trp. W.G. Flannery B.S.A.P (Mashonaland 1897, Rev. Rhodesia 1896)
QSA Cape Colony/Orange Free State/Transvaal/Rhodesia
WWI group named as SA Vol Reg. Sgt W.G. Flannery.
Rest unnamed

Flannery Walter George on the QSA rolls.

Grateful if anyone knows anything about him.
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QSA with the British South Africa Company Medal 3 years 1 week ago #53535

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I have been trawling through a 1946 Spink list with that same feeling of frustration that most entries omit the recioient's name. I did find this group:

BSACM for Mashonaland 1897 (Tpr)
QSA (3) CC OFS Tr (probably Kitchener's Horse)
Natal (1) (probably Royston's Horse)
1914-15 Star
BWM and VM (Capt)

Probably Frank William Legat.

Cost then was £8 which seems quite a lot when an NGS clasp Syria sells for £2 and QSAs are about 6 Shillings. That said, the same catalogue includes a Transport Medal for SA to W Brown for £10.
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QSA with the British South Africa Company Medal 2 years 7 months ago #55689

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Picture courtesy of the London Medal Co

BSA CM rev Rhodesia 1896; (TROOPR. H.F.J. ROSE. “L” TROOP. B.F.F.);
QSA (3) CC OFS Tr (960 CORPL: H.F. ROSE. 1ST KITCHENER’S F.S.);
KSA (2) (SCOUT H. ROSE. F.I.D.);
1914-1915 Star; (CDR. H.F.J. ROSE S.A.S.C.- T & R.);
British War Medal and Victory Medal; (HD.CONDR. H.F.J. ROSE. S.A.S.C. T&R.);
Coronation Medal 1902

Henry Frederick Julius Rose was a long service member of the South African Colonial Forces, and served as a Trooper with ‘L’ Troop of the Bulawayo Field Force Corps during the operations in Rhodesia which lasted from 24th March to 31st December 1896, with 112 men of his unit being present during these operations.

Rose then saw service during the Boer War, initially as a Corporal (No.960) with the 1st Battalion, Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts, and was present on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal, before transferring as a Scout to the Field Intelligence Department, and seeing further service right through to the end of the conflict. Rose who then reverted to the 1st Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts as a Sergeant, is confirmed as having been one of those men of the unit to be awarded the Coronation Medal 1902. In all 22 men of his unit received the Coronation Medal 1902 in Bronze. Rose was discharged from the Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts on the disbandment of the unit on 15th October 1902.

Rose once again saw service during the Great War, initially as a Conductor and later a Head Conductor with the South African Army Service Corps - Transport and Remounts. Rose went on to work as a Telephonist for the South African Department of Posts and Telegraphs, and was awarded a Gratuity of £50 for his services in 1941.
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QSA with the British South Africa Company Medal 2 years 6 months ago #56559

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Picture courtesy of Spink and posted in this thread a few months ago.

BSA CM reverse Rhodesia 1896 (1) Mashonaland 1897 (59 Troopr. W. G. Flannery, B.S.A.P.);
QSA (4) Rhod CC OFS Tr (59 Tpr. W. G. Flannery, B.S.A. Police);
KSA (2) (1243 Cpl. W. G. Flannery, Western Prov. M.R.);
1914-15 Star (Pte. W. G. Flannery, Veteran Rgt.);
British War and bi-lingual Victory Medals (Sjt. W. G. Flannery, S.A. Veteran Rgt.);
Coronation 1902, silver;
Jubilee 1935;
Coronation 1937

Spink say "Walter George Flannery is verified on the published roll as having received the British South Africa Company's Medal, reverse Rhodesia 1896, and clasp 'Mashonaland 1897'; his Coronation and Jubilee awards require further research."
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QSA with the British South Africa Company Medal 2 years 6 months ago #56562

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Thanks, saw that. I sent for sale there. Hadn't opened this part of the collection for 20 yrs... better someone else has them.

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It must have been a wonderful rediscovery. Were you able to verify any of the last three medals?
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