A Kimberley Defenders Cape Of Good Hope General Service Medal, one clasp, Bechuanaland, awarded to Sergeant S.A. Bristow, Kimberley Rifles late Kimberley Town Guard, (Serg. S.A. Bristow. Kimby Rifs), very fine.
As Private Bristow he was also awarded the Queen’s South Africa Medal with the clasp, Defence of Kimberley, where he served in No 2 Supply Depot Kimberley Town Guard.
Sold with Copy Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal roll, clasp confirmed. Queen’s South Africa Medal Roll, Clasp Defence of Kimberley, confirmed, extract from Kimberley Siege Account & Medal Roll By David J. Biggins, page 115:
Bristow Pte S A KTG (Kimberley Town Guard) QSA 1 Clasp (DOK (Defence of Kimberley) No 2 Supply Depot. Served Bechuanaland Rebellion 1897 earning the Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal 1 clasp Bechuanaland.
An interesting medal to a confirmed Defender of Kimberly, SA Bristow was born about 1860 in Missenden, Buckinghamshire, his trade was Miner.