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Defence of Kimberley 4 years 7 months ago #26513

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Is it me or do the point of the Star look a little strange?
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Defence of Kimberley 4 years 7 months ago #26515

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Happy Easter David,
The "point" of the star?
Please explain,
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Defence of Kimberley 4 years 3 months ago #42375

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The pair to Sergeant B. C. Kearns, Kimberley Town Guard, late One Star Diamond Contingent. DNW Sep 2015.

SAGS (1) 1878 (Tpr. B. C. Kearns, One Star Diamd. Contgt.)
QSA (1) DoK (Serjt. B. C. Kearns, Kimberley Town Gd.)

169 South Africa Medals were awarded to the One Star Diamond Contingent, all bar one of them with the clasp for ‘1878’. Kearns subsequently served in No. 1 Company, ‘F’ Section of the Kimberley Town Guard’s Medical Corps.


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Sold for £1,600.
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BSA Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Rhod 1896 (Troopr. D. Hartley. “D” Troop MMP.);
QSA (1) DoK (Corpl: D. R. Hartley. Kimberley Town Gd:);
Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1902, reverse with date letter ‘a’, complete with top suspension brooch

Last seen as BSA CM & QSA, Liverpool Medals, Feb 86 £190

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A BSACM / DoK pair from the next DNW auction


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BSA CM reverse Rhodesia 1896 (Bandsman A. J. Muir B.F.F.)
QSA (1) DOK (Serjt: A. J. Muir. Kimberley Town Gd:)

Only 18 medals for Rhodesia 1896 to the Band of the Bulawayo Field Force. Sergeant Albert John Muir served in the defence of Kimberley as part of the Kenilworth Defence Force. He served with Gorringe’s Flying Column from 4 February 1901.

Albert John Muir was a policeman.

From his time in GFC, he earned SA01 and would have earned CC.
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Defence of Kimberley 2 years 4 months ago #54577

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Liverpool Medals January 1998

Corporal G. Mair, Kimberly Town Guard – L95

Liverpool Medals February 1996

Private L. S. Craven, Kimberly Town Guard
Private J. Maguire, 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Invalided to UK 31/03/1900 – L160
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