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.
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.
Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.