Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £400 - £450

Pair: Private J. Bibb, Devonshire Regiment, killed in action, Wagon Hill, 6 January 1900

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3327 Pte., 1st Bn. Devon Regt.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Ladysmith (3327 Pte., Devon. Regt.) extremely fine (2) £400-450


3327 Private J. Bibb, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, was killed in action at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, 6 January 1900.

The capture of Wagon Hill cost the Devons three officers and 14 men killed, and one officer and 34 men wounded from a total of five officers and 184 other ranks who took part in the action. For his gallantry in that attack, Lieutenant J. E. I. Masterson, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, was awarded the Victoria Cross. Sold with copied details of the action.