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.



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                                        V84631 F.C. AMOS   35
Frederick Charles Amos was born in Bristol, England in 1895 and served with the Coldstream Guards in World War One 1914/15 Star trio). He was living in Victoria when he enlisted in June 1940. Served at 2nd Reinforcements Reception Depot and various camps in Australia until he was discharged in July 1942.


MEDALS TO NEW ZEALANDERS

 




MEDALS TO SOUTH AFRICANS

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

South Africa Service Medal (1939-45) 
C286361 J. JAGERS    45