[ 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
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.