The Late Bruce C Cazel Collection of British Campaign Awards (16 November 2009)

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Date of Auction: 16th November 2009

Sold for £130

Estimate: £100 - £140

Family group:

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901 (1858 Corpl. G. Martin, D. of E. Own V.R.) second clasp loose

Three: Corporal J. Martin, South African Native Labour Corps, late South African Engineer Corps

1914-15 Star (Spr., S.A.E.C.); British War and Bilingual Victory Medals (Cpl., S.A.N.L.C.) generally nearly extremely fine (4)


John Martin served in the South African Engineer Corps, No.9 Troop, 29 March-30 April 1915. He then transferred to the Railway Regiment, 1 May-4 November 1915, and thence the Water Supply Corps, from 28 November 1916. He served with them in German East Africa, January-March 1917. Suffering from Malarial Fever, Martin returned to South Africa on 7 March 1917 and was discharged as ‘permanently unfit for service in German East Africa on 23 September 1917. Martin then attested for the S.A.N.L.C. on 4 October 1917 and entered France on 16 November 1917, serving as a Lance-Sergeant with 36th Company S.A.N.L.C. He was later returned to South Africa and was discharged due to demobilisation on 25 September 1918. With copied service papers.