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.


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