The Keith Holshausen Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £410

Estimate: £200 - £250

Three: Company Quarter-Master Sergeant A. Mathers, British South Africa Police

British War and Victory Medals (MT-60 C.Q.M. Sjt. A. Mathers, B.S.A.P.); Southern Rhodesia Medal for War Service 1939-45, very fine or better and scarce (3) £200-250


Alfred Mathers served in the Motor Transport Section of the British South Africa Police in German East Africa from May 1917 until November 1918, and is verified as having been awarded the Southern Rhodesia Medal for War Service 1939-45 as a member of the B.S.A.P. Reserve (official records refer - copies included); sold with five original Great War period photographs, captions including, ‘M.T. on way to Abercorn’,‘Major Ingham leading his column of B.S.A.P. through the veldt to chase a German patrol reported to have crossed the border and to come raiding’, and ‘Lt. Tribe i/c Machine Gun Section, 1914-18 War’.