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Shepherd, J B
Naming of the QSA and KSA to Captain R Locke



# Looking for # 2319 Watson, Herbert DougBates 2011-08-29 17:06
Looking for # 2319 Watson, Herbert Douglas SAC 1901 - 1907.....jack
# 2319 Watson, Herbert Doug SACMili500 2017-03-25 01:09
I have recently become a member and I notice you posted an enquiry on 29th August 2011 for details relating to the above named. I have details of this chap if you are still seeking them and will be pleased to pass to you.
Yours faithfully,
John Wright
# Looking for #322603, General G. Keyter. VhMann 2011-09-05 02:17
Looking for #322603, General G. Keyter. A Coy, Robben Island. QOS-9
Found a photo with this information on the back.
Is anyone out there able to tell me how I can get more information about G. Keyter, who incidentally, is my grandfather, whom I never knew. I know he fought in the Boer Wars.
# Add Captain R.H.M.C. Miers who was killeRobMilne 2012-04-10 18:45
Add Captain R.H.M.C. Miers who was killed during a "white flag" incident on 25th September 1901 at Riviersdraai near Heidelberg, Transvaal, by Veldcornet Van As. Miers was under secondment to the SAC, being a 2nd Lt. in the 2nd Battalion of the Somersetshire Light Infantry. In terms of the final Peace Treaty Van As was handed over for trial to the British, was found guilty and sentenced to death. he was executed on 23rd June 1902 by a ten-man firing squad of the Somersets at the back of the old jail in Heidelberg. Both adversaries are buried in the old Heidelberg cemetery.
# My Grandfathercrossos 2012-09-20 03:46
George Bagley was my Grandfather! He actually initially served with the 75th RFA and was wounded at the Battle of Modder River and repatriated to the UK to recuperate. He joined the SAC as one of the founding members and returned to South Africa for the rest of his life (Died 1955 circa). Can anyone tell me what medals her received for his part in the ABW as they do not seem to be in the family any longer. I myself am a combat veteran of the old SADF having served my time as all young white boys were required to do in the '70's and 80's. I would also like to know more about the campaigns my Grandfather fought in and if there was any mention of him in despatches. I look forward to anyone assisting me with this.

Chris Crossley
# Louis Wentzell 2013-06-06 10:57
Louis Wentzell- South African Constabulary.

My name is Wendel James HOUGH and I am the great grandson of Louis Wentzell who was member #2397 of the South African Constabulary. He is mentioned in the website on the medal role QSA and KSA, and although my uncle did have all his Boer War and WW1 medals he has misplaced them.
I am in possession of his Leather bound SAC note book holder.

I am firstly interested to find out exactly which medals he did receive.
Secondly I find information on the SAC very scanty and as I am research the family history I am trying to find more information on the SAC as well as information on Lois Wentzell during the Anglo Boer War.
Thirdly I want more information on when Louis Wentzell arrived in South Africa, what date, what ship, etc.

I do know L. Wentzell is on the UK roll in 1899 it is sometime between 1900 and 1901 when he left Hounslow, Middelsex, England and came to South Africa.
We have no information on what Louis Wentzell did during the Anglo Boer War, I do know he was attested in Potchefstroom and operated in the Groot Marico area of the Western Transvaal.
After the war he married my great grandmother Maria Magdalene POTGIETER, who was interned in the Mafeking Concentration Camp.
L. Wentzell became a member of the South African Police, he and his wife lived in Groot Marico on the farm Engselsberg the Potgieter family farm after the war.

Can anybody help me to find more information on Louis Wentzell during the Anglo Boer War.
He now has four generations of descendants living in South Africa and still has direct family living in Hounslow, England today.

Kind Regards
Wendel Hough
Thaba Tsweni Lodge


Wentzell L A Division
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls

South African Constabulary
# ozbowerozbower 2014-04-11 07:49
My GF Herbert John BOWER served in the SAC during the conflict in the B Division under Colonel Sam Steele, a Canadian who was highly regarded by Baden-Powell. From records I've researched it appears that Baden-Powell chose as his HQ in Johannesburg the then village of Modderfontein at the site of the Dynamite Factory that they were required to defend. There may well be a lot of historical records held at Modderfontein as the town was under the ownership of the large corporate entity AECI (African Explosives and Chemical Industries)
Military History Journal
Vol 12 No 1 - June 2001

Some Aspects of
Lord Baden-Powell and the
Scouts at Modderfontein

Karl Köhler
# John HughesPattym 2014-09-15 10:33
Looking for a John Hughes who was injured in the war. He was born in Port Elizabeth
# Bars to QSA medalR. Pretorius 2014-11-24 20:37
I am in possesion of the QSA medal to 808 3rdCL TPR. H. Finlay S.A.C. can anybody please help me to find out what other medalsd did he have and what bars are supposed to be on his QSA.

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