Colonial Auxiliary Force Decoration (VRI)  LIEUT G.P. RYDER 71ST REGT           375
Copy records. George P Ryder was born 1864 in New Brunswick, Canada. In December 1886 he was listed as passing the first-class certificate as Sergeant G.P. Ryder, 71st Battalion.

In May 1889 he is listed as "71st York Battalion of Infantry, No. 5 Company, Blissville, to be 2nd Lieutenant: Colour-Sergeant George Percival Ryder."
April 1921 retired as a Lieutenant. His son, George Stewart Ryder, served with 71st Regiment and during the Great War served with the 236th Battalion. He also received the Decoration as a Major with the York Regiment (his medal group is known).    

Victory Medal              2497601 SPR. H. PEARSON CRT             30
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.

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





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

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."


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. 

R.C. Botha
1939-45 Star                                              229976 R.C. BOTHA
Africa Star                                                   229976 R.C. BOTHA
Italy Star                                                     229976 R.C. BOTHA
Defence Medal                                            229976 R.C. BOTHA
1939-45 War Medal                                   229976 R.C. BOTHA
South Africa Service Medal (1939-45)  229975 R.C. BOTHA
Group of Six: SOLD

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