Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 February 2010)

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Date of Auction: 8th February 2010

Sold for £490

Estimate: £450 - £500

Six: Corporal J. Keen, Royal Engineers, late Devonshire Regiment, wounded at Elandslaagte

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Elandslaagte, Belfast (4372 Pte., Devon. Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (4372 Pte., Devon. Regt.); 1914 Star (4372 L. Cpl., 1/Devon. R.); British War and Victory Medals (4372 Cpl., Devon. R.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (32719 Sapr., R.E.) first two with edge bruising and contact marks, fine; others very fine (6) £450-500


Private J. Keen, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, was slightly wounded at Elandslaagte, 21 October 1899. As a Lance-Corporal in the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 22 August 1914. He was later transferred to the Royal Engineers. With copied m.i.c. and roll extracts.