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Bronze QSAs to Europeans - list of surviving medals 7 months 2 weeks ago #61487

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In the OMRS Journal of 1981, J V Webb published an article listing the Bronze QSAs to European recipients. This was collated by My Webb going through each roll page. Without his list there would be no way to identify the bronze QSAs as they are scattered throughout the rolls. Acknowledging the enormous debt to J V Webb, I have taken his list of names and started to add the page references in WO100 to the award.

I have also started to identify the bronze QSAs that are known to survive. These are marked in blue.

This is ongoing research. If anyone has any information to add, please post a comment and I will update the list on this initial post.


Abbott, Horace. Servant to Lt Col Viscount Coke, Norfolk RGA Militia. (WO100/146p122).

Allsopp, A. Officers’ Mess Cook, 1st South Staffs. Regiment. (WO100/188).

Anthon, J. D. Coloured Ammunition Driver, South African Light Horse. Issued 1904. Regimental No. 23. (WO100/300).

Arundel, James. Servant to Col. A. E. Codrington, 3rd Coldstream Gds. (WO100/164).

Aspinall, C B. Nursing Orderly at Ladysmith. Contracted enteric fever at Intombi camp and died on board a hospital ship after 15 January 190? [last digit missing from the roll]. (WO100/224p215).

Baldwin, Thomas. Civilian servant to H H Gatliff (WO Agent for distribution of parcels). (WO100/299p215).

Baptiste, John. Servant to Capt J Forbes, IY (WO100/297).

Bartolo, Carmelo. Civilian servant to Capt. G. St. Aubyn, Thorneycroft’s MI. Medal issued. (WO100/300p3 and 277).

Batice, P. Chef to Officers’ Mess, 2nd Manchester Regiment. On the roll as ‘civilian follower’. Medal issued 14 April 1904. QSA (0). City Coins November 2018. (WO100/198p179).

Beech, Thomas. Civilian lunatic attendant. (WO100/224p216).

Bell, Francis. Civilian servant to Major A S Warwick, Remount Dept, (late 3rd WYR). (WO100/234).

Bennett, E H. Orderly at Ladysmith. (WO100/224p217).

Berkman, John. Servant to Capt Lane-Fox, IY. (WO100/297).

Bickerton, Walter. Civilian servant (Army pensioner) to Capt. E J Pryse, 1 VB, Welsh Regiment, on Special Service with MI (Gloucester Regiment). (WO100/190).

Birch, William. Civilian servant to Col C H Gardiner, First MI Column. (WO100/217).

Brew, B J. Civilian servant to Capt W H Haig, 6 Dragoons. (WO100/115).

Cable, Charles. Civilian servant Maj T W Roand, 10th Hussars. PoW at Sanna's Post. [WO100/116p189]

Cerkel, P. Civilian Farrier with ASC. On St. Helena roll. Medal returned to Woolwich 28 October 1908. (WO100/212p214).

Clark, William. Civilian Groom to Major Agar, RE. (WO100/?).

Clarke, A. Civilian valet to Maj Gen Clery. (WO100/299p217).

Collins, Miss H. Lady typist with Central Claims Board, WO. Letter of 1907 says female typists not eligible for medal. (WO100/216).

Cooper, Mrs. Lady typist with Central Claims Board, WO. Letter of 1907 says female typists not eligible for medal. (WO100/216).

Cormelius, A. No 187, Tpr, Dennison's Scouts. QSA issued 14 November 1912. QSA sold on BidorBuy, 22 July 2017 for R 11,272. (WO100/244p172


Crane, W. Civilian servant to Capt W Nailson, 3rd HLI (12th MI). (WO100/202).

Crole, A C. Civilian watchman at Zwartkop Bridge. (WO100/279).

Crozet, Louis. No rank stated; served with AOD, Cape Colony. Medal issued 11 January 06, but returned unclaimed. (WO100/233).

Dally, John. Pte, servant to Gen Forestier-Walker. (WO100/299).

Davidson, J. Servant to chaplains, 16 Bde. Staff. Returned to Scotland, November 1901. Medal issued 21 October 1902. (WO100/299p40).

De Souza, A. Servant to Major Chamney, Lumsden’s Horse. (WO100/297).

Deucher, R. Chef on the Princess Christian Ambulance Train. (WO100/224p208).

Dias, George. Servant to Capt Forbes, 5th (Warwick) IY. Medal issued, no date given. (WO100/297).

Dicketts, Charles J. Conductor, 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. Listed on the RA nominal roll WO100/137p51. (WO100/216p161).

Escalette, Sylvain. Officer’s servant with 9th Lancers, IY and with Lord Chesham’s Staff. (WO100/130p127).

Field, C. Servant to Chief Engineer, RE. (WO100/155).

Finlay, A. H. Attendant at Convent Hospital, Estcourt. (WO100/224p220).

Franstaedter, L. L. [Not found]. Lady Typist with A.A.G. Transport. Also listed as Lady Typist with initial A C (same woman?) on WO100/230p94 with note saying not entitled to SA01 and SA02. (WO100/216p94).

Frost, A. Officer’s servant with Army Telegraph Service. Medal issue 24 January 1905. (WO100/155p84).

Fuller, John. Civilian servant to Col A E W Goldsmid, 6th Division. Roll does not specify that a bronze medal was issued. Possibly silver. (WO100/299p61)

Garvey, J. Civilian, with Army Vet Dept. Issued 27 September 1906. (WO100/230 & 217).

Griffiths, E. Civilian servant to Lt C R Johnson, 7th Field Co, RE. Medal issued 1906, but returned 1913, ‘address unknown’. (WO100/155).

Harper, no initial. Civilian Conductor, 36 Co SD RGA. (WO100/216p178)

Harvey, G. Civilian servant to Earl of Rosslyn, Thorneycroft’s MI. Issued 15 October 1909. WO100/300p3 & 277). Earned the Egypt Medal and Khedive Star

Harwood, J. Civilian Driver with 11 Field Co, RE. Died at Kimberley 1 June 1900. Medal issued 5 January 1903. (WO100/156).

Head, W. Civilian Groom to Lt Cavendish, 1st LG. (WO100/112).

Hendricks, H. Cape Driver with ASC. On St. Helena roll. Medal issued, but returned to Woolwich 28 October 1908. (WO100/212p214).

Hextall, William Thomas. Civilian servant to Major C B Wood. Medal issued 18 March 1902. (WO100/229p273).

Hilliard, no initial. Civilian Conductor with 36 Co SD RGA. (WO100/216 p178).

Hopkins, A. Civilian with 3rd Grenadier Gds. Roll is marked as ‘Bronze issued’, although it also says ‘Enlisted in Nesbit’s Horse’. (WO100/163).

Hyde, Frank. Servant to Gen Rundle. (WO100/299p216).

Impy, A D. Civilian Conductor with 36 Co SD RGA. (WO100/216 p178).

Jago, R. Chef at Officers’ Convalescent Home, Johannesburg. (WO100/224).

Jardine, R. Civilian groom to Major Cavendish, FID, Harrismith District. Arrived in South Africa 31 March 1900 and remained in service until 29 September 1902. Address: c/o J Jardine, 10 Budhill Avenue, Shettleston, Glasgow. (WO100/301p193).

Jobson, Robert. Civilian Groom to Maj Gen A Wauchope. QSA (0) bronze (Robert Jobson). City Coins 2014. (WO100/299p279).

Johnson, H. Groom to Col A E Codrington, Commanding 1st Coldstream Gds. (WO100/164).

Johnstone, J. Civilian servant to HQ Staff. (WO100/299p28).

Knott, William. Servant to Capt Warre, KRRC, from September 190 to the end of hostilities (WO100/197p84).

Lawson, Miss G. Lady typist. (WO100/216).

Lezano, M. Groom to Surgeon General McNamara, RAMC. (WO100/224).

Lineham, W. Servant with 9th Division staff. (WO100/299).

Lount, W. Civilian servant with 3rd West Riding Regiment. (WO100/186).

Lovemore, H. Civilian Conductor with 36 Co SD RGA. (WO100/216 p178).

Lunge, H. J. Interpreter on H.M.S. Thetis. This is the only bronze medal known on the Naval rolls. Issued 10 March 1902. (Adm 171/53).

Lutchman, M. “Indian servant” to Capt Fielden, 7th Hussars. Bronze medal issued. (WO100/115p259 and p259A).

McCoy, William Henry. Civilian servant, late 12 Lancers, to Lt Col A B Cottell, RAMC. Assisted with signalling. Probably a silver medal. (WO100/219p114).

Mackay, James S. Conductor, No. 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. (WO100/216p161).

McKenna, no initial. Civilian Conductor, 36 Co SD RGA. (WO100/216 p178).

Mapstone, George. Conductor, No. 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. Listed on RA nominal roll WO100/137p137. (WO100/216p161).

Maxim, William. Civilian servant to late Lt B T Rose, TMI. Issued 8 December 1907 to C D Rose MP, Hardwick House, Whitchurch, Oxfordshire. QSA (0) (Civ. Servant W. Maxim). DNW September 2013 £280. (WO100/277p140).

Milandri, E. Civilian servant to 3rd Grenadier Guards. (WO100/163p233).

Moorehead, J. Conductor, No. 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. (WO100/216p161).

Nice, Edward. Civilian servant to Maj Gen Wilson. (WO100/299p299).

Oakley, E. Civilian servant to Lt Hon Hugh Robertson (who was killed as a result of an accident at Johannesburg whilst serving with the 14th Hussars., 1 February 1901), 1st Bn IY. QSA (0) (Mr E. Oakley). DNW September 1999 £400. (WO100/218 & 134)

Offord, Samuel. Civilian servant to 3rd Grenadier Guards. (WO100/163p233).

Pearce, W. Servant to Lt Col. G F Cuthbert, 1st Scots Guards. (WO100/165).

Perrier, F. Servant to 9th Div staff. Issued 13 June 1918, and delivered to France. Perrier was a French subject. (WO100/299).

Perring, W. Civilian Groom to Maj Gen Clery. (WO100/299p217).

Pettifer, W. Servant to Capt. G C Tryon, Scots Guards. Formerly No. 1383, Pte, Scots Guards. Issued. (WO100/163).

Pike, W. Pensioner Canteen Steward to 1st Border Regiment. A note on the medal roll, dated 1932, says ‘Not clear what issue’. (WO100/186).

Pinnick, F W. Civilian, Camp Follower to 1st RIF. (WO100/183).

Pollard, J. Civilian servant to 9th Lancers. (WO100/116).

Porter, James. Civilian Groom to Lt Col. H A Lawrence, 17th Lancers. Presumably in bronze. (WO100/118).

Rand, William. Civilian servant to 3rd Grenadier Guards. Died 6 November 1900. (WO100/163 p233).

Read, J. Chef on the Princess Christian Ambulance Train. (WO100/224 p208).

Reynolds, J. Civilian servant to Major T L Hare, Norfolk RGA Militia. (WO100/146p122).

Rich, H. Civilian servant to Gen Kitchener. (WO100/299p312).

Romanis, B D. Cinhalose (sic.) Camp Follower with Ceylon Volunteer Co., Gloucester Regiment. (WO100/183).

Root, Alfred. Servant to Gen Rundle. (WO100/299p216).

Rough, Robert. Civilian servant to Col Robert E S Harrington-Stuart. Also had the Crimea Medal according to J V Webb. (WO100/299p208).

Sear, Charles. Civilian servant to HQ staff. Invalided home from Bloemfontein with enteric. (WO100/299p28).

September, S. Servant to Nursing Sisters. (WO100/229).

Souza, N. Servant to Lt Col C E Sandbach. (WO100/297).

Stockton, W. Pte, servant to Capt W Harrison, 3rd LNLR. Possibly bronze. (WO100/192).

Stott. K A. Staadt Watchmen’s List, Mafeking. Issued 13 August 1924. QSA (0), ABO, LvW, trio. (WO100/300p174).

Swoffer, A C. Servant to Lt Col Edmondstone, AHC. Late Sgt, 4th Hussars. (WO100/219p113).

Titcombe, Henry. Civilian servant to 4th Somerset LI. (WO100/175p141). Also listed on SLI KSA roll WO100/323p247 as not entitled.

Tree, Alfred. Civilian servant to Major A Bright-Smith, Hampshire Yeomanry. QSA (0). Spink Centenary Sale 1999 £220.

Turner, Walter. Conductor in No. 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. (WO100/216p161).

Tuttlebee, A. Civilian Subordinate, attached RAMC. (WO100/224p228).

Vandermerwe, R. Conductor to No. 6 Co WD RGA. Issued 23 July 1903. (WO100/216p161). Also listed on WO100/137p196 (RA nominal roll)

Vickery, William Jesse. Civilian servant to 4th Somerset LI. (WO100/175p141). Also listed on SLI KSA roll WO100/323p247 as not entitled.

Viglieno, B. Attendant, attached RAMC. (WO100/224p229).

White, W. Civilian servant to 2/Lt Lord Brooke, 1st LG. Issued. (WO100/112).

Whitecross, G. Civilian servant to Lt. E E B Wilson, 7 Field Co, RE. Issued 1906, but returned 1913, ‘address unknown’. (WO100/155).

Wright, W H. Civilian servant to H G Morgan, ASC. Issued February 1913. (WO100/218).

Wynne, John. Civilian servant to the late Capt Stewart Robertson, attached 14th Hussars. Address 3 Marshall Street, Mayfair, London. (WO100/117p366).
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A quite small survival rate, indeed! I can add another from ZA Bid-or-Buy, 22/7/2016. Bronze QSA, impressed naming to Tpr. A Cornelius, Dennison's Scouts. Sold apparently for R 11,272.
Wouldn't have minded that one myself.
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That didn't take very long before the list was augmented! That said, the word 'bronze' on the roll is difficult to see.



Thank you, IL, I have added him to the list.
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Hi David
The recipients from the Border Scouts were all Coloured Men. Webb included them because of the surnames, which in most cases were Dutch. If they are removed, the list shrinks!! I have the group to B W January : includes WWI Pair to Cape Aux Horse Transport Corps and privately named Pta Citizens Service medal.
I also have the groups to G Harvey ( with Egypt/Khedives Star) and K A Stott ( With ABO, LvW & WWI Trio)
P Batice came from my collection and I sold the one to A Tree on the Spink Boer War Sale in 1999.
Bronze QSA 's have fascinated me right from my first collecting days. My second purchase from City Coins in the early 1970's included 2 to the S&T Corps and over the years some 40 have passed my way.
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Many thanks for that information, Henk.

I have updated the first post with the information and removed these Border Scouts men:

Diergaardt, Andrius. No. 332, Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 2 August 1911. (WO100/236).
Fourie, Cornelius. No. 646, Tpr., Border Scouts. Issued 6 January 1911. (WO100/236).
January, B W. [Not found] Scout, Border Scouts. Issued 31 March 1919. (WO100/236).
Keister, Nicholas. No. 126, L Cpl, Border Scouts. Issued 31 March 1913. (WO100/236p348).
Keister, William. No. 136, Cpl, Border Scouts. Issued 22 May 1912. Reissued 20 March 1913 to Kendardt. (WO100/236p348).
Kotzee, A. No. 108 Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 2 August 1911. (WO100/236p351).
Louw, Franz. No. 233, Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 25 April 1911. (WO100/236p353).
Louw, M. No. 243, Tpr., Border Scouts. Issued 25 April 1911. (WO100/236p353).
Mallet, Andries. No. 231, Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 15 August 1911 to Kenhardt. (WO100/236p355).
Niekerk, A. Van. No. 137, L/Cpl, Border Scouts. Issued 15 August 1911. (WO100/236p359).
Panizza, Louis George. No. 265, Tpr., Border Scouts. Issued 27 January 1914. (WO100/236p360).
Rooi, Floris van. No. 94, Cpl, Border Scouts. Issued 13 February 1912. (WO100/236p363).
Rooi, Jan van. No. 323, Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 4 June 1913. (WO100/236p363).
Swartz, Baasjan. No. 117, Cpl., Border Scouts. Issued 16 April 1912, but later returned to Mint ‘address not known’. (WO100/236p368).
Wee, Jan De. No. 129, Tpr, Border Scouts. Issued 12 April 1912. (WO100/236p374).
WyK, H Van. No. 292, Cpl, Border Scouts. Issued 5 June 1913. (WO100/236p377).
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A picture of the slightly edge-knocked QSA to Chef P Batice.

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