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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57078

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An interesting Cape of Good Hope Medal with Bechuanaland clasp officially named to Pte. M. Whitaker, Cape Police who is also entitled to a QSA (with clasps) & KSA (with two clasps). 

If anyone knows of Whitaker's QSA & KSA pair, please contact me.

930 Pte. M Whitaker served with the Cape Police District 1 and received his Cape of Good Hope medal to him as a private, but his KSA as a corporal.  He was captured and held as a PoW and later released on 6 June 1900 at Waterval.  

Waterval was a farm which gave its name to a railway station on the Pretoria-Piertersburg railway line in the South Africa. (Wonderboom District; Gautang), 20 km north of central Pretoria.  There were around 3,000 British prisoners released on 6 June 1900 by a  squadron of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) under the command of Captain F. S. Maude.  The station became a base for British columns operating in the district.

For more info on the Cape Police see:  www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/so...-cape-mounted-police


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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57079

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Hi There,

930 Moseley Whitaker attested into the CP in August 1895. His attestation papers are in the Cape Archives and I am certain that I have a copy in my office at home.

I will check later.

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Adrian
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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57083

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Thanks Adrian. I couldn't find more on him via Find My Past, so that will be really helpful! Thanks again, John

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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57084

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Hello John,

Moseley was born in London in 1872. He was 23 years old when he attested into the CP on the 1st Aug 1895. He was a Clerk by Trade. A single man that had been in SA for over 3 years before joining the CP. His N.O.K was William Whitaker from 52 Luckett Road, London.

Previous service with the Hampshire Volunteers.

He re attested in August 1898, Aug 1901 (His Reg number changed to 111), June 1903, Aug 1905 (Now Sgt) and finally in Aug 1907.

I have a poor B/W photostat set of his papers. I will get a full hand scanned colour copy when next in the Archives for you if you want.

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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57085

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Hi Adrian, Thank you so very much for these details on Whitaker. They are most helpful! I would very much love to get a copy of his papers if possible. : )

I can't thank you enough.
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John

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930 Pte/Cpl M Whitaker Cape Police 1 year 6 months ago #57094

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John,

Not your man but a relative perhaps?

Whitaker, 397 Cpl P J, CP1.
QSA (2) DoK OFS
B Squadron. KSA (2). Served in the Bechuanaland Rebellion 1897 earning CGHGSM (1) Bech
Dr David Biggins

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