Frank Kelley wrote: I don't feel it matters, unless, you collect specifically SAC, a Relief of Mafeking is certainly not difficult to buy, the issue here is simply that the recipient had gone on the join the SAC and his medal was named to that unit, most recipients who earned that particular clasp with the Rhodesia Regiment had their medals issued from that regiments roll.
I agree with Frank. A very straightforward medal and correctly named, ORs who were later commissioned had their QSAs named to the commissioned rank and unit (I am sure there are exceptions).
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (100 3rd. Cl: Tpr: J. Birnie. S.A.C.) initial unofficially corrected.
Together with a South African Constabulary cap badge in relic condition.