FROM A LARGE COLLECTION AMASSED IN THE 1970'S TO THE EARLY 2000'S  BY A SERVING SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY OFFICER, AS   ALWAYS FREE U.K. POST AND PACKING IS INCLUDED

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GALLANTRY GROUPS

A Great War M.B.E. group of four awarded 

to Captain  F. J. Bagshawe, S. A. Forces 

The Most Excellent Order of the British 

Empire, M.B.E.(Civil) Officer’s 1st type 

breast badge; 

1914-15 Star(Capt., 5th Mtd. Bde.) 

British War   and Bi-lingual Victory Medals, 

M.I.D. oak leaf  (Capt.)

Awarded the Order of St. Michael and St.George and the Vatican Order of St,Stanislaus


Was Commissioner for Tanganyika until 1937

£500


RARE  WWI GALLANTRY GROUP

A very rare Serbian “Gold” Medal of Zeal group of four awarded to 2nd Lieutenant J. D. Hoy, South African Forces, who served with the Imperial Light Horse in the German South-West Africa campaign in 1914, prior to being wounded in Egypt and gassed in France


1914-15 Star (Tpr., I.L.H.); British War and Bi-lingual Victory

Medals (2/Lt.); Serbian “Gold” Medal of Zeal, bronze-gilt,

extremely fine

John David Hoy, an ex-Transvaal policeman who settled at Johannesburg

as a gold miner, attested for the Imperial Light Horse in

September 1914, aged 25 years, and served in the German South-West

Africa campaign prior to being discharged in August 1915.

Next taken on the strength of the 3rd South African Infantry,

he was embarked for service in Egypt, where he was advanced to

Lance-Corporal in February 1916 but wounded in the right elbow by a

gunshot later that same month. Evacuated on the hospital ship

Gloster Castle to England, he was finally discharged from Richmond Park

(S.A.) Hospital that July. Hoy was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant

in early November 1916, and, in the following month, was awarded his

Serbian Gold Medal of Zeal, ‘for his distinguished service during the

Egypt campaign’ (London Gazette 15 February 1917).


He appears at this stage to have been transferred to a Reserve Battalion,

but he returned to France on active service in March 1917,

where he remained until invalided home in October as a result of

‘traumatic orchitis’, the result of an old horse kick (undoubtedly very painful).

Once again, however, he rejoined his unit at the front, and was severely

gassed in an action fought on 20 April 1918. Duly evacuated, he was embarked

for South Africa that September, and relinquished his commission

‘on account of ill-health caused by wounds’ in February 1919.


Provenance DNW 6th July 2004


£795



OTHER WORLD WAR ONE  MEDALS AND GROUPS

1914-15 STARS

CORPL N.PRINGLE 6TH DISMOUNTED RIFLES
£40

BURG. F.J.FOUCHE
GRAFF REINETT KOMMANDO
£45

BURG J.C.SLABBERT
RUSTENBURG KOMMANDO
£45

BURG.J.P.DE JAGER
HERBERT KOMMANDO
£45

DVR G.P.LITTLE 
KALAHARI HORSE
£45

BURG S.J.MURRAY
LICHTENBURG KOMMANDO
£45

PTE. A GRANT
1st MOUNTED RIFLES
£45



1914-15 STAR TRIO TO BURG P.W.ANNANDALE 
20 STE.B.S. 
(VERY RARE UNIT ONLY SERVED GERMAN S.W.AFRICA)

£110