Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (12 & 13 December 2012)

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Date of Auction: 12th & 13th December 2012

Sold for £350

Estimate: £220 - £260

Six: Private F. Standing, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (706 Pte., K.R.R.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (705 Pte., K.R.R.C.) suspension refitted; 1914-15 Star (705 Pte., K.R. Rif. C.); British War and Victory Medals (705 Pte., K.R. Rif. C.); Delhi Durbar 1911 (705 Rfn., 3 K.R.R.) mounted court style for display, first two with edge bruising and contact marks, fine; others very fine and better (6)


Frederick Standing was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1880. A Labourer by occupation he attested for the 3rd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (Militia) on 27 August 1897 and joined the Regular Army - King’s Royal Rifle Corps on 24 January 1898. With the 3rd Battalion he served in South Africa, November 1899-July 1900 and November 1900-March 1903, Bermuda, March 1904-October 1905; Crete, February 1908-January 1909; Malta, January 1909-November 1910, and India, November 1910-October 1914. During the Great War he served with the B.E.F., 20 December 1914-19 August 1918, being posted to the 1st Battalion in November 1915. After a short period of leave in England Standing then returned to France, September 1918-February 1919. He was discharged on 4 March 1919 having completed his second period of engagement.

With a folder containing comprehensive copied research.