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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £250

Estimate: £120 - £160

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein (1306 Pte. J. Allen, 1st Essex Regt.) nearly extremely fine £120-160


John Allen was born in Chingford, Essex and enlisted into the Essex Regiment in 1884, aged 21 years. He served with the regiment in Egypt 1885-87, India 1892-97 and South Africa 1899-1900. He was severely wounded at Driefontein on 10 March 1900. Allen was discharged at his own request in 1905. Sold with copied service papers.