Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A rare Anglo-Boer War D.T.D. group of five awarded to Lieutenant G. H. J. Kruger, Staatsartillerie, afterwards 4th South African Mounted Rifles

Anglo-Boer War Dekoratie voor Trouwe Dienst 1899-1902 (Luit. G. H. Kruger); Anglo-Boer Oorlog Medal 1899-1902 (Luit. G. H. Kruger); 1914-15 Star (Lt. G. H. J. Kruger, 4th S.A.M.R.); British War and Bi-lingual Victory Medal (Lt. G. H. J. Kruger), together with a small 9ct. gold medal, obverse with arms and ‘Eendragt Maakt Magt’, reverse numbered ‘239’, double loop suspension, green riband, and top brooch-bar inscribed ‘Z.A.R.’, and maker’s mark ‘R.M.P.’, contact marks, edge bruising and polished, nearly very fine or better (6) £1000-1200

Footnote

Gerhardus Hendrik J. Kruger, who served in the Staatsartillerie, was also entitled to wear the Lint Voor Winden (L.V.W.) wound riband. During the Great War he served as a Trooper in the 8th South African Mounted Rifles (Steynsburg Troop) from February to May 1915, prior to gaining a commission in the 4th Mounted Rifles; his 1914-15 Trio was issued to him in 1931.