Cape Police Anglo Boer War Medal Pair

£295.00

captured and held as a POW also entitled to the Cape of Good Hope Medal with Bechuanaland clasp.

Cape Police District 1

Cape Police District 1

Description

Cape Police Anglo Boer War Medal Pair

This medal pair consists of as follows:

Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony clasp, Orange Free State clasp, Transvaal clasp named to :
930 CPL. M. WHITAKER CAPE P. D. 1.

King’s South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 clasp and South Africa 1902 clasp named:
930 CPL. M. WHITAKER CAPE P. D. 1.

Cape Police District 1. Medal Rolls confirm this entitlement, see attached.

930 Pte. M Whitaker served with the Cape Police District 1 is also entitled to the Cape of Good Hope Medal with Bechuanaland clasp.

He was captured and held as a POW and later released on 6 June 1900 at Waterval.

Extract from FMP.
Event detail Released on 06/06/1900 at Waterval
Event unit I District Cape Police
Event source TDA

Gazetteer [2528: 2535-2814] a farm which gave its name to a railway station on the Pretoria-Pietersburg railway line in the South African Republic (Wonderboom district; Gauteng), 20 km north of central Pretoria. Variants: Waterfall North (the name of a post office established in 1902 at the station); Pyramid (name of station and post office changed 1 June 1905). British prisoners in the camp on the farm numbering some 3,000 were released on 6 June 1900 by a squadron of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) commanded by Capt F.S. Maude. The station became a base for British columns operating in the district.

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