A Fine Collection of Medals Relating to Rhodesia and South Africa

Date of Auction: 10th May 2017

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Four: Trooper J. McDonald, Natal Mounted Rifles, unusually the recipient of two B.S.A. Company medals

British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Matabeleland 1893, 2 clasps, Rhodesia 1896, Mashonaland 1897 (No. 1358 Troopr. J. McDonald B.B.P.); British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Mashonaland 1897 (No. 583 Trooper J. McDonald B.S.A. Police Corps); Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Belfast (744 Tpr: J. McDonald. S.A. Lt. Horse) initial officially corrected; Colonial Auxiliary Forces L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (Tpr. J. McDonald N.M.R.) nearly very fine or better (4)


The rolls confirm Trooper J. McDonald as a Trooper in the B.S.A. Police for the clasps 1896 and 1897. He is also shown on the rolls for 1896 of “F” Troop B.F.F. and M.M.P. His name also appears on a separate roll as having received the 1897 Medal.