Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £250

Estimate: £220 - £260

Three: Private F. Eighteen, Devonshire Regiment

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1889-92 (2672 Pte., 2d Bn. Devon. Regt.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Laing’s Nek, Relief of Ladysmith (2692 Pte., Devon. Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (2692 Pte., Devon. Regt.) edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine (3) £220-260


Private Eighteen was one of only seven privates of the 2nd Battalion who were selected to represent the Regiment at the Coronation of Edward VII. They were selected for ‘long and good service throughout the campaign [in South Africa]’. They were selected on 2 June 1901 and then left for England.