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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 7 months 1 week ago #61606

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[ CGHGSM (1) Bech (Lt DFH) ]
QSA (4) RoM RoK OFS Tr (Capt: C. C. Shackleton, Kim: Vol: Rgt:);
[ KSA (2) WO100/362p2 ]
Kimberley Star ‘a’,

He served in Warren’s Bechuanaland Expedition 1884-85. He enlisted again in 1895 and was promoted Lieutenant, Diamond Fields Horse, 1 Jan 1896, serving the next year in the Bechuanaland Rebellion. Captain 14 Jan 1897. During the siege he was Captain KRV. Afterwards, he was involved in the relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State and Transvaal operations. He was MID 23 Jun 1902. Captain and Commanding Officer, Diamond Fields Artillery 1 Jun 1903. He was Major 1 Jun 1903 and resigned 15 Sep 1903. QSA (4), [KSA(2)], KStar. City Coins Aug 08
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 7 months 1 day ago #61679

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CGHGSM (2) Basutoland, Bechuanaland (Pte. J. B. Jolly.. C.M. Rifles);
QSA (4) DoK OFS Tr SA01 (22 Serjt: J. B. Jolly. Cape Police);
Kimberley Star ‘a’, engraved ‘Sgt. Mjr. J. B. Jolly. Cape Police D2’, with integral top riband brooch bar;

together with a ‘Siege of Kimberley’ Sweetheart’s brooch, in the form of a brass heart, this engraved ‘Boer Shell’, suspended from a brooch bar engraved ‘Siege of Kimberley 1899-1900’.

Only 77 medals issued with the combination of Basutoland and Bechuanaland clasps.

James Buchanan Jolly served with the Cape Mounted Rifles in Basutoland and Bechuanaland. During the Defence of Kimberley, he was attached to the Headquarters Staff and Depot of the Cape Police Mounted Branch; his low regimental number (22) indicates he was probably one of the earliest members of that Unit. He was attached to District 2 of the Cape Police, which was headquartered at Kimberley. A priority function of the detachment was to patrol the line of rail from the Modder River in the south to the town of Mafeking in the north. Elements of the Cape Police from King William's Town (District 1) were drafted in to support their sister District in this function on orders from the Corps Headquarters in Cape Town.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 6 months 2 weeks ago #61843

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 5 months 5 hours ago #62464

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Liverpool Medals are asking nearly £1,000 for this pair to to the KTG with later service in the 8th NZMR.

QSA (3) DoK Tr SA02 (Private C.H. Austin, Kimberley Town Guard)
Kimberley Star, 'a'
Shell fragment

During the siege he was with No III Section, A Company, Beaconsfield Town Guard.

Top bar to Kimberley star has been neatly engraved “C.H. Austin”, sewn onto the ribbon is a 1.5cm thick piece of shrapnel cut into a shield shape, engraved: “Kimberley Siege 1899-1900”.

Entitlement confirmed on the roll, Defence of Kimberley earned with the Town Guard, Transvaal & South Africa 1902 earned with the 2nd Regt 8th N.Z. Cont.

Charles Harold Austin did not appear to be content with his service having become besieged at Kimberley whilst working in the town of Beaconsfield which was besieged alongside Kimberley, after his discharge he returned to Southland, on the South Island of New Zealand, and was a member of H Squadron South Island Regiment, he was sent back to South Africa on the ship Cornwall on 8th February 1902, for further service with the 2nd Regiment, 8th New Zealand Contingent with service number 6028

Press Newspaper in New Zealand, 8th February 1902, lists the men who were sent overseas with the Eighth New Zealand Mounted Rifles Second Battalion: “Corporal Charles Harold Austin, Carpenter & Pattern-maker, Leet Street, Invercargill.”


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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 4 months 3 weeks ago #62563

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A considerable amount sought, even by todays standards, but, it is pleasing to actually see. despite the mounting, that the original broach upon the star has been retained.

djb wrote: Liverpool Medals are asking nearly £1,000 for this pair to to the KTG with later service in the 8th NZMR.

QSA (3) DoK Tr SA02 (Private C.H. Austin, Kimberley Town Guard)
Kimberley Star, 'a'
Shell fragment

During the siege he was with No III Section, A Company, Beaconsfield Town Guard.

Top bar to Kimberley star has been neatly engraved “C.H. Austin”, sewn onto the ribbon is a 1.5cm thick piece of shrapnel cut into a shield shape, engraved: “Kimberley Siege 1899-1900”.

Entitlement confirmed on the roll, Defence of Kimberley earned with the Town Guard, Transvaal & South Africa 1902 earned with the 2nd Regt 8th N.Z. Cont.

Charles Harold Austin did not appear to be content with his service having become besieged at Kimberley whilst working in the town of Beaconsfield which was besieged alongside Kimberley, after his discharge he returned to Southland, on the South Island of New Zealand, and was a member of H Squadron South Island Regiment, he was sent back to South Africa on the ship Cornwall on 8th February 1902, for further service with the 2nd Regiment, 8th New Zealand Contingent with service number 6028

Press Newspaper in New Zealand, 8th February 1902, lists the men who were sent overseas with the Eighth New Zealand Mounted Rifles Second Battalion: “Corporal Charles Harold Austin, Carpenter & Pattern-maker, Leet Street, Invercargill.”


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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 4 months 3 weeks ago #62568

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Hello Frank,

The top bar is less common these days not to mention being very difficult to mount well.
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