The Keith Holshausen Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £130

Estimate: £120 - £150

A Permanent Forces of the Empire L.S. & G.C. awarded to Constable J. N. De Salis, British South Africa Police

Permanent Forces of the Empire L.S. & G.C., G.V.R. (1287 Const. John N. De Salis, B.S.A. Police), one or two minor edge bruises, otherwise good very fine £120-150

Footnote

John Norman De Salis, who was born in St. Helier, Jersey, in October 1883, joined the British South Africa Police in August 1910. Described by one C.O. as ‘worth his weight in gold’, he was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in June 1931 and retired in May of the following year. He died at Bulawayo in 1955; sold with brief research.