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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 3 years 7 months ago #42750

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The group to Sgt G E Watkins, KVR, part of a family group in the next DNW auction.


Six: Serjeant G. E. Watkins, South African Medical Corps, late Diamond Fields Horse and Kimberly Volunteer Regiment


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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (Sergt., Dmd. F. Hse.)
QSA (3) DoK OFS Tr (413 C. Sjt. Maj., Kimberley Vol. Regt.)
KSA (2) (G. E. Watkins) renamed
BWM & Bilingual Victory Medals (Sjt., S.A.M.C.)
Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’

George E. Watkins served as a Sergeant in the Diamond Field Horse during the operations in Bechuanaland 1896-97; as Company Sergeant-Major in the Kimberley Volunteer Regiment and Lieutenant in Scott’s Railway Guards during the Boer War and as a Serjeant in the South African Medical Corps during the Great War. K.S.A. not confirmed.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 3 years 3 months ago #44780

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From the next Kaplan auction, 10 Feb 16

THE WHITTER FAMILY AN EMOTIVE FAMILY GROUP

Pair: Pte W. WHITTER Kimberley Town Guard QSA Bar Defence of Kimberley EF Kimberley Star a Hallmark – top bar engraved W. Whitter EF

Four: 4404 Pte R.W. WHITTER 1ST SAI 1914/15 Star 7th Infantry EF War and Bilingual Victory medals 1st SAI EF Death Plaque F KIA Butte De Warlencourt 18th October 1918

Four: 4403 Pte R.J. WITTER 1ST SAI 1914/15 Star 7th Infantry EF War and Bilingual Victory Medals 1st SAI EF KIA Deville Wood 14 July 1916 F Death Plaque F

There are 45 letters written by the sons to their parents. Original Discharge certificate for Robert Joseph Whitter 28th January 1915. An original envelope for Gunner R.W. Whitter Lewis Gun Section. Original letter from the Department of Defence to Mrs Margaret Whitter informing her of the death of her son 4403 Robert Joseph Whitter. Three other original letters from the Dept of Defence re Pte Robert Joseph Whitter. Three original letters from the South African Gifts and Comforts Organisations Committee. A black and white photograph of the two sons in uniform. There are 18 letters from Family to the sons. There is a two page hand written letter of condolence from Major Jenkins who was wounded when R.J. Whitter was killed. Please note the death plaques have been polished to the point where the names are barely legible.
Estimate R22,000

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 3 years 2 months ago #45067

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DoK group with a Union of South Africa MSM to Squadron Sergeant-Major F. D. McKinley.


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CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland (169 Pte. F. D. McKinley, C. Pol.)
QSA (3) DoK, Paard, Tr (169 Cpl. F. D. McKinley, Cape Police)
KSA (2) SA01, SA02 (169 Serjt. F. D. McKinley, C. P. Dist. 2)
1914-15 Star (S.S.M. F. D. McKinley, 5th S. A. M. R.)
British War and Bilingual Victory Medals (S./S.M. F. D. McKinley, 5th S.A.M.R.);
Permanent Forces of the Empire LS&GC GV (No. 1803 Sqn. Sgt. Maj. F. D. McKinley, 5th S.A.M.R.)
Union of South Africa MSM GV (No. 1803 S.S.M. F. D. McKinley, S.A.M.R.)
Kimberley Star 1899-1900, hallmark letter ‘a’

One of 46 such awards of the Union of South Africa MSM (Government Gazette 25 August 1922).

Frederick David McKinley was born in Pretoria in November 1864 and joined the Cape Police in December 1894. Having then served as a Private in the Bechuanaland operations of 1896-97 (Medal & clasp), he witnessed further action in the Boer War, when he was present as a Corporal - afterwards Sergeant - at the defence of Kimberley and Paardeberg, and in operations in the Transvaal (Queen’s Medal & 3 clasps; King’s Medal & 2 clasps); he married Anna Isabella Silver at St. George’s, Hanover Square, in London in March 1902, aged 37 years.

During the Great War he served in German South-West Africa in the 5th South African Mounted Rifles, gaining advancement to Squadron Sergeant-Major prior to taking his discharge in December 1918; his award of the L.S. & G.C. is verified on his official Statement of Service.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 11 months ago #46415

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While I have posted this in the Cape Police thread, I thought it deserved to go here too,


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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.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 11 months ago #46454

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QSA (3) DoK OFS Tr (2488 Sgt. J. Atkinson 1st L.N. Lanc. Regt.)
KSA (2) (2488 Clr. Serjt. J. Atkinson L.N. Lanc. Regt.)
Army LS&GC Ed VII (2488C. Serjt. J. Atkinson L.N. Lanc. Regt)
Army MSM GV (C.Sjt. J. Atkinson Loyal Regt.)
Kimberley Star 1900 “a”

John Atkinson joined The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at Preston on 3 May 1888, he was 21 years and 2 months old, gave his place of birth as Blackpool, Lancashire and was a Labourer. He served Home 2 May 1888 to 1 January 1889, East Indies 2 January 1889 to 19 February 1896, Ceylon 20 February 1896 to 13 February 1899, South Africa 11 February 1899 to 13 February
1902 and Home 14 February 1902 to his discharge from the Army on 14 October 1910.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 11 months ago #46455

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Group to Colonel C. De Putron, Lancashire Fusiliers, Late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and MID for the siege.


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QSA (3) DoK OFS Tr (Lieut. C. de Putron 1st L.N. Lanc. Regt.)
KSA (2) (Capt. C. de Putron Lanc. Fus.)
1914-15 Star (Capt. C. De Putron. Lan Fus.)
British War and Victory Medals with MID (Col C. De Putron)
Kimberley Star, reverse engraved (Lieut. C. de Putron 1st Loyal North Lancashire Reg.), hallmarked “b” with top riband bar
French Legion of Honour, Knight’s badge, silver, gold centres and enamel
French Croix de Guerre 1914-1915, with palm

Lancashire Regiment 1895; Lieutenant 1897; Assistant Signalling Officer and Brigade Transport Officer during the Defence of Kimberley (Mentioned in Despatches 8 May 1900); Captain 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers 15 June 1901; Instructor School of Musketry (Hythe) 1 April 1909 to 31 March 1913; attached General Staff (graded Brigade Major), Northern Command December 1913 to March 1915, served during the Great War in Gallipoli, March to October 1915, Major 1 September 1915, the Balkans Theatre of Operations, October 1915 to April 1916 and November 1916 to June 1917; Temporary Lieutenant Colonel attached 2/15th Battalion London Regiment, May 1916 to October 1917, Western Front May 1916 to November 1916; with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force June 1917 to May 1918 (mentioned in Despatches London Gazette, 5 November 1915 and 4 January 1917; Legion of Honour 5th Class and Croix de Guerre); Commandant School of Musketry Southern Command August 1918 to March 1919; Lieutenant Colonel 22 March 1920; Colonel 22 March 1924; Officer in Command Record and Pay Office Royal Tank Corps 12 March 1927.

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