PRE WW1 (Prior to 1914)

88 Civilian Wheeler. E Wassung. ASC


Unusual rank . It is also unusual to find a QSA with a single bar , OFS.


Willian Henry Baasch claimed service in a Town Guard unit when he attested into the Cape Peninsula Regiment in December 1901. He was 17 at the time. Less than a year later he joined the Cape Colony Cyclist Corps and was with that unit until he rejoined the CPR in July 1902. The CCCC was established in 1901 with a view to being used as dispatch riders. The Corps was about 500 strong. The medal is accompanied by copy service papers and a copy of a photo of a Baasch and his trusty bicycle.


Raised in Hopetown in the Kimberley District in 1900 by Major Orphen. Maximum unit strength of about 300. Served in the North and North West areas of the Cape during the Boer War. Saw plenty of action. Medals to the unit do not surface too often. Comes with copy roll page


With copy rolls for QSA. Only 90 members of Burghersdorp DMT awarded medal. Copy service papers for WW1. served in Records Department in Dar es Salaam. Died 1946 . Copy of Death Certificate


QSA is mounted on an unofficial brass suspender engraved , "Kimberley Siege 1899-1900" . Also a rather worn and fragile portion of a Union flag , contemporary Coproral rank stripes and a leather pouch. Barkly East TG had 50 members.


Small unit of locally raised European volunteers. Comes with copy roll page


Rifle Associations were very small and were only seen in Natal Colony. The Malton District Rifle Association had 22 members.