CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (228 Pte. L. M. Fabling. C. Pol.);
QSA (4) RoM, DoK, OFS, Tr (228 Cpl: L. M. Fabling. Cape Police);
Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’,
Lancelot Matthew Fabling is recorded as having taken part in the Jameson Raid in early 1896. He joined the Cape Police in May 1896 and during the DoK served the Police seven-pounder gun which is now mounted on the Cape Police memorial in Kimberley. He died in January 1924 and is buried in Plumstead cemetery, South Africa.
CGHGSM (1) Bech (550 Cpl. R.B. Christie C. Pol.)
QSA (2) CC DoM (550 Corpl. R.B. Christie Cape PDI.)
The seller says:
Fresh to the market after being locked away in a collection for over 20 years.
Wounded at Mafeking and mentioned in The Mafeking Mail Special Siege Slip of 22nd May 1900.
"Corporal R.B. Christie C.P D.1 who, from a wound received during the siege, is unable to carry a rifle, carried messages throughout the day between Captain Lord C Bentinck and Sub-Inspector Harvey, and took food down to his comrades in the river bed, all his journeys for either purpose being performed under heavy fire"
Come with a copy of the Siege slip where he is mentioned as well as a copy of Baden Powel's report on the siege, where Christie is also mentioned.
CC and DoM is an impossible combination. The roll confirms DoM, added 17 Oct 1905 (WO100/240p209). DoK and OFS crossed through.
I'm new to this forum. I have quite a few QSAs and, after reading this topic, thought I might post my sole Cape Police medal group. I'd be most grateful for any comments - I know little about the Cape Police's role in the Boer War.
This group came with a WW1 pair to, I presume, a relative.
Cape of Good Hope General service Medal bar Bechuanaland, 53 Pte. C Brown, Cape Police (confirmed on Forsyth roll)
QSA four bars R of Mafeking, D of Kimberley, OFS, Trans., 53 Pte C Brown Cape Police
KSA two bars. 53 Pte C Brown, Cape Police DI
Roll of Defence of Kimberley gives first name as “Charles”
BWM,VM Pte R Brown 2nd SAI (there is no number on either the BWM or the VM)