Orders, Decorations and Medals (24 & 25 June 2009)

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Date of Auction: 24th & 25th June 2009

Sold for £700

Estimate: £420 - £460

Six: Richard Keen Williams, a Keeper at Sandringham

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 (6824 Pte., Vol. Co. Glouc. Rgt.); Defence; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937, these unnamed; Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., suspension dated, ‘1910-1930’, with ‘Thirty Years’ clasp (R. K. Williams); Special Constabulary Long Service, G.V.R., 1st issue, 3 clasps, The Great War 1914-18, Long Service 1929, Long Service 1939 (Richard K. Williams) mounted court style for wear, good very fine and better (6) £420-460


Richard Keen Williams served in the Volunteers and as such served with the Gloucestershire Regiment in the Boer War. In 1910 he entered the Royal Service and was employed as a Keeper at Sandringham, receiving the Royal Household Faithful Service Medal in 1930 and clasp in 1940. During the Great War, Williams served as a Private in the Suffolk Regiment, joining on 9 December 1915 and serving throughout on Home Service. He was also a member of the Sandringham Volunteers and a long standing member of the Norfolk Special Constabulary. With copied research.