MEDALS TO COMMONWEALTH FORCES


MEDALS TO CANADIANS
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Captain George Roach
Colonial Auxiliary Force Decoration (VRI)  CAPTAIN G. ROACH 72nd REGIMENT    375 
Copy records. George Roach was born 2 April 1831 in Annapolis, Nova Scotia. Joined the 72nd (2nd Annapolis) Battalion and in October 1871 was promoted from Colour Sergeant to Captain.
Resigned his commission in July 1896 (Captain, 72nd (2nd Annapolis) Battalion, No. 2 Company, based at Port George).
Decoration was sent to him in August 1902.
He died 6 June 1909 and was buried at Hillside, Port George, Annapolis, Nova Scotia.



Private Benjamin Tom Beach
Gloucestershire Regiment and Canadian Army
Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / Orange Free State / South Africa 1901  6780 Pte. B.S. BEACH. Vol.Co. GLOUC.R.
British War Medal
                
401768 B.T. BEACH. 7-CAN.INF.
Victory Medal                    401768 PTE. B.T. BEACH. 7-CAN.INF.     
Copy records. Benjamin Tom Beach was born in Gloucester and enlisted into the Gloucestershire Regiment in January 1900, aged 21. Went to South Africa February 1900 and returned in June 1901. His trade was "dental mechanic." His QSA is engraved and has the wrong second initial. This is due to the clerk who wrote the medal roll writing a T that could be read as an S. He moved to Canada and enlisted into the 7th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1915. Served in France and was slightly wounded (head and chest) 27 September 1916. In November 1917 he was transferred to the Canadian Army Dental Corps. He took his discharge in England in May 1919.
Group of Three: 190

Victory Medal              2497601 SPR. H. PEARSON CRT             35
Copy attestation sheet. Henry Pearson was born in Congleton, Cheshire 26 January 1872 and was living in Fort Meade, Florida, USA (working as a fruit grower) when he enlisted in the Canadian Railway Troops on 1st July 1917. Wounded 6/11/17 GSW right leg/knee returned to Canada 16th March 1918 for discharge



Corporal S.W. MacDonald
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (GV)  Canada  CPL. S.W. MaCDONALD R.C.A.S.C.     195


MEDALS TO RHODESIANS

MEDALS TO AUSTRALIANS


1939-45 War Medal                                        V9066 R.H. MASON    30
Corporal Roland Hill Mason was from San Hill, Victoria and enlisted 11 November 1940. He was discharged 8 October 1945 while serving with Victoria Echelon and Records.


MEDALS TO NEW ZEALANDERS

 




MEDALS TO SOUTH AFRICANS

Gunner Norman Basil August



1939-45 Star                    C304437 N.B. AUGUST
Africa Star                    C304437 N.B. AUGUST
Defence Medal                 C304437 N.B. AUGUST
1939-45 War
Medal       C304437 N.B. AUGUST
Africa Service Medal      C304437 N.B. AUGUST
With original photo documents.
Norman Basil August enlisted 16 July 1941 in Cape Town into the Cape Corps and served with the South Afican Artillery as a Gunner and then as a Transport Driver. He was captured at the Fall of Tobruk 20 June 1942 but was released by South African Forces at Benghazi 18 November 1942.
He was discharged 3 August 1944.
Group of Five: 150

British War Medal                                        PTE. E.C.C. HENNESSY. 9TH S.A.I.
Victory Medal (South African Reverse)        PTE. E.C.C. HENNESSY. 9TH S.A.I.
The 9th South African Infantry served in German East Africa.
Pair: 75


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1914-15 Star                 PTE D.S. SMITH 8TH INFANTRY.         55   
Copy service papers. David Stephanus Smith was born in Heidelberg, Transvaal in 1894.
Enlisted 18 August 1914 in the 8th Infantry. Appears to have been discharged 9 November 1914. On page is written "1914/15 Star" and stamped "STAR dispatched 24/3/21." Enlisted in the
South African Army Service Corps 3 September 1917. Next of kin: Mrs Elizabeth Anne Smith (mother), 16 Albert Buildings, Eloff Street, Johannesburg. A "Dispatch Rider". Went to Nyasaland 30 September 1917. Left Zomba for South Africa 20 December 1917. Discharged 8 April 1918 temporarily unfit for further service (suffering from malaria).

British War Medal        DVR. F.L. GRAY  S.A.S.C.                   35   
Copy service papers. Frank Leslie Gray was born in Sidcup, Kent, England in 1879. He was a flour mill manager in East London when he enlisted in the South African Service Corps, 3 February 1917. Posted to "Mechanical Transport, Nyasaland."
Returned to South Africa 26 July 1918. He was discharged 17 August 1918 "on being recalled to civil employment by the Defence Dept, Pretoria."

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British War Medal        DVR H.A. SOAMES  S.A.S.C.             33   
Copy service papers. Henry Alexander Soames was a despatch rider with the South African Service Corps and later became a mechanic. Posted to Nyasaland 13 January 1917. Returned to South Africa 22 March 1918. Discharged 9 May 1919. Lived at 10 Bey Avenue, Bequidenhout Valley, Johannesburg. 
 

1939-45 War Medal  611832 N.D. BENECKE    15 

1939-45 War Medal  N.11242 Z. MOGASE       15

Defence Medal 
N.30558 I. NGWIRA              20