The Keith Holshausen Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £200

Estimate: £200 - £250

Five: D. H. Walters, South African Naval Force (S.A.N.F.), afterwards a civil servant in Rhodesia

Rhodesia Meritorious Service Medal (Civil) (Mr. D. H. Walters); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43, these two officially inscribed ‘71419 D. H. Walters’; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal 1939-45, these last two officially inscribed ‘71419 Walters, D. H.’, the last with officially re-impressed naming and all of the 1939-45 awards later issues, extremely fine (5) £200-250


Daniel Henry Walters, who was born in October 1923, enlisted in the South African Naval Force in March 1941 and was posted to the Seaward Defence Section, Cape Town. Later loaned to the Royal Navy, he returned to the S.A.N.F. in February 1943 and was discharged in November 1945. He subsequently emigrated to Rhodesia and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 7 November 1979 (Rhodesia Government Notice 1259/79 refers); sold with copied service record which confirm his entitlement to the above described awards from the 1939-45 War.