Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £330

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Corporal E. Low, Royal Scots

Volunteer Force Long Service, V.R. (1907 Corpl., 9/V.B.H. R. Scots), impressed naming; Regimental Royal Temperance Society Medal, obv. regimental badge, with embossed band, ‘9th V.B. Hrs. R.S.’, rev. ‘R.T.S. cypher within a laurel wreath (Pte. E. Low, A. Coy.), 32mm., silver, suspension tightened; R.A.T.A. Silver Cross, obv. wreath with crossed rifles, cross inscribed, ‘R.A.T.A.’, 34 x 25mm., silver, stampmarks on rev., unnamed, mounted as worn, first with scratches to obv. right field; second with some edge bruising, very fine, scarce unit (3) £140-180


The 9th Volunteer Battalion (Highlanders) Royal Scots was raised in Edinburgh in 1900. A ‘kilted’ volunteer battalion, it was known as the ‘Dandy Ninth’. Only 10 Volunteer Force Long Service Medals were issued to the unit; it is possible that the above was the only Victoria issue.