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Medals For Sale - QSA and KSA

*** Updated 6 April, 2021.

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Queen's South Africa - Elliott Imperial Light Infantry - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith


Joseph William, enlisted 12-11-1899, died Base Hospital, Pietermaritzbug 01 (or 07)-05-1900 following an operation to amputate his leg at the thigh. The unreliable Natal Field Force Casualty Roll shows "Died Wounds", where any wound was sustained has not been found. The ILI were heavily engaged on Spion Kop in January and later fought on the Tugela Heights in February.

Electronic copies of medal roll, discharge book and newspaper casualty list will be supplied.

Condition: EF, very neatly and correctly officially renamed medal was issued July 1902
GBP 230.00 
Queen's South Africa - Prophit Wiltshire IY - casualty
Queen's South Africa - no clasps, entitled to Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901

9325 Pte W.C. PROPHIT 1st Coy WILTS: IMP: YEO:

William Craigie Prophit born Dunrossness, Lerwick, Shetland Isles.

Educated Craigmount School, Edinburgh (1881 age 16).

Enlisted into Imperial Yeomanry 20-01-1900 at Trowbridge (Wiltshire) age 34 years and 9 months a gentleman.

Embarked for South Africa 01-03-1900.

Died enteric at Winburg 21-03-1901; 1 year and 71 days service.

Next of kin: Mr [or Mrs?] Prophit, The Hollies, Heath Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex. This was his address. He married Edith Constance Griffith in 1894, they had two sons, George C and William JG.

A Lt GC Prophit 39th Garwhal Rifles died in Iraq in 1920.

Electronic copies of medal rolls and service papers will be supplied.

Condition: EF toned
GBP 210.00 
Queen's South Africa - Moore/Neville South African Light Horse
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Releif of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights, South Africa 1901


Surname on all rolls is "Moore".

Initials, surname and 'S' of 'S.A.' very neatly re-engraved. I believe this a contemporary re-name to reflect a change of surname. Otherwise it is a very honest medal. Reflecting good service, especially in the Relief of Ladysmith campaign.

Electronic copies of medal rolls and attestation papers will be provided.

Condition: VF
GBP 145.00 
King's South Africa - Barbour Army Service Corps
King's South Africa - no clasps as issued

48 CONDTR C Barbour A.S.C

Scarce example of a KSA to a civilian conductor, Ryan Darby identified 106 such KSAs in his article "The KSA and the Bar-Less Conductors", Medal News December 2008. Barbour is listed as "Bathona" in the article.

Electronic copy of medal roll will be supplied.

Condition: VF small edge knocks top of rim 9 o'clock
GBP 300.00 
Queen's South Africa - Langston Imperial Yeomanry
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony 13133 Trpr ACB Langston 52nd company Imperial Yeomanry

Nathaniel Cyril Beresford Langston (note first initial on medal is 'A')

Member of the The Union Bank Rowing Club, London.

The 52nd company is Paget's Horse - know for its "gentleman rankers". He was a bank clerk on enlistment. Commissioned February 1901 into the 31st (Montgomeryshire) company IY and issued a medal off that roll which which was returned in 1906. He was additionally entitled to OFS, T & South Africa 1901 clasps which were never issued to him to affix the medal issued off the Paget's Horse roll, which is why he only has the CC clasp.

After the war joined the Transvaal Civil Service. He was made redundant in the period from May to October 1907 from his post as a Clerk in the Mines.

Served WW1 as Private 181182 7th bn ((British Columbia Regiment)) Canadian Infantry, died 10-11-1917, buried Poelcappelle British Cemetery, West Vlanderen, Belgium.

Electronic copy of service papers and medal rolls will be supplied.

Condition: EF+ unworn
GBP 150.00 
Queen's South Africa - Jones Army Service Corps
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony, South Africa 1902

263 Pte J Jones A.S.C.

Special Service Clerk and Checker.

Samuel John, born Chippenham, Wiltshire. Enlisted in 1902 for 12 years into the Transport Section. On completion of service transferred into the "1st Class National Reserve", re-enlisted in September1914.

Served in Salonica. Entitled to BWM & VM, awarded an MSM in the Peace Gazette 1919.

Electronic copies of medal rolls, MIC, WW1 service papers, census returns will be supplied.

Conditon: EF
GBP 135.00 
Queen's South Africa, BWM, IGS - Taylor Royal West Surrey Rgt
Queen's South Africa - Orange Free State, Transvaal, Relief of Ladysmith, Tugela Heights, Laing's Nek
British War Medal
India General Service 1908 - Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919

IGS: 200891 Pte F. TAYLOR 4-QUEEN'S RL. R.

Frederick Taylor born in Clapham 1872-1874, London. Enlisted 1891, discharged 1902. Served in India, entitled to an IGS '95 with Punjab Frontier and Tirah 1897-98. Discharged 1902.

MIC shows Pte T-2460 Frederick Taylor serving overseas from 12-05-1915 Theatre 5A Asiatic. Entitled to a 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal and the IGS '08. Discharged 1919.

Sold with electronic copies of medal rolls, MIC, WO97 service papers and some census returns.

I have been unable to definitely link all the medals to one man.

Condition: VF toned
GBP 300.00 
Queen's South Africa - Howse 9th Lancers - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony, Orange State

QSA: 4423 Pte H. HOWSE 9th LANCERS

Henry Howse from Epsom, Surrey, enlisted 1899, discharged 1905.

Slightly wounded at Wolvervlei 09-08-1901:

" On 9th August 1901 the 9th Lancers moved out of Fish River Station* to head off the invading commandos commanded by Kritzinger, Botha & Lotter. The advance guard was fired on, "D" Squadron was ordered go round the left front and turn the flank. "A" squadron also came under effective fire killing Pte G Cooper. The Cape Mounted Rifles came up on the right and this forced the Boers to fall back. The 9th Lancers lost one killed, one mortally wounded and two wounded, the CMR had three wounded."

Electronic copies of service papers and medal rolls will be provided. There is also a pension file (class PIN71) in The National Archives, these files have not been digitised.

Condition: VF toned SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
GBP 245.00 
Queen's South Africa, BWM & VM - Gunner 9th Lancers and Royal Marines
Queen's South Africa - Relief of Kimberley, Orange Free State

BWM & VM: DEAL 14333 -S- Pte G GUNNER R.M.

George Gunner from Putney London, enlisted 1893 discharged 1905. Also entitled to Natal clasp which was issued after the medal and two clasps.

Served WWI as Pte 14333(S) Royal Marines Labour Company April 1918 to March 1919.

Electronic copies of service papers, medal rolls and census returns will be provided.

Condition: VF toned
GBP 275.00 
Queen's South Africa - Foster Liverpool Rgt - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony, Belfast, Laing's Nek, South Africa 1901

2443 Pte J Foster L'POOL: REGt

John Foster from St Mary's, Liverpool, enlisted 1888. Recalled for service in the war.

Captured at Helvetia 29-12-1900 when a Boer force overwhelmed a Brirish camp resulting in an ignominous defeat for the defenders. The camp commander, Major SL Cotton, King's (Liverpool) Rgt was denied his QSA and balckballed by his fellow officers. Two DCMs were awarded to the regiment for the defence.

Discharged April 1901.

SA01 clasp loose on ribbon as expected, medal come with lovely original long length of silk ribbon.

Electronic copies of medal rolls and service papers will be supplied.

Condition: VF toned
GBP 250.00 
Queen's South Africa - Syria Imperial Yeomanry - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

29285 Pte T SYRIA 107th Coy IMP: YEO:

POW 13-11-1901 at Brakspruit farm, Transvaal:

" On 13, November 1901 Lt-Col WB Hickie based at the farm Brakspruit (2) sent out a force of about 95 officers and men from the 103rd and 107th companies Imperial Yeomanry commanded by Major Haughton, IY to reconnoitre the hill in search of the enemy. Three miles from the hill Major Haughton sent four troops under Captain Woolf to occupy the hill while he remained behind with 1 and a half troops. Captain Woolf signalled back that there was a party of mounted men under a hill two miles to the right. As Major Haughton tried to identify these men he was attacked from the right rear by a large party of 300 Boers . They held the Boers off for 1 and a half hours before surrendering, elemenst of Captain Woolf's party were also captured. British losses were five men killed, four mortally wounded, 14 wounded and 70 captured."

Thomas Syria born Biggar, Lanarkshire. Enlisted at Lanark on 19-02-1901 age 20 years, a shoemaker. Apprenticed to Russell Biggar.

Previous service: 9th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers.

Overseas service: 16-03-1901 to 04-08-1902 (South Africa)

Discharged at Aldershot 11-08-1902 termination of enagagement. Character: "Very Good".

Address on discharge: Johnston's Buildings, Biggar, New Banffshire.

Next of kin: Christopher Syria, Johnstone's (sic) Buildings, Biggar.

Electronic copies of medal rolls and service papers will be supplied.

Condition: EF toned
GBP 245.00 
Queen's & King's South Africa - McKay Royal Irish Fusiliers - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Orange Free State, Transvaal, Talana
King's South Africa - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902


Served in H company. Taken prisoner at Nicholson's Nek on 30-10-1899 just prior to the siege of Ladysmith. Held longer than most prioners which were released on 06-06-1900 just outside of Pretoria. Pte McKay was herded eastwards along the railway and eventually released on 05-09-1900 at Nooitgedacht when their guards gave up and disappeared as British troops appeared.

Electronic copies of medal rolls will be supplied.

Condition: EF
GBP 525.00 
Queen's & King's South Africa - May - Northumberland Fusiliers - casualty
Queen's South Africa - Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State, Transvaal
King's South Africa - South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902

5125 Pte H MAY NORTH'D: FUS: (on both medals)

Herbert May from Bradford, Yorkshire, enlisted 1897 discharfged from the Reserves in 1909.

Posted as missing-rejoined at Yzer Spruit 25-02-1902. A British convoy was attacked and following a fierce fight was forced to surrender. British losses were 187 killed and wounded and 115 missing-rejoined whilst the Boers lost 51 killed and wounded.

Electronic copies of service papers and medal rolls will be provided.

Condition: VF
GBP 300.00