Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 September 2013)

Date of Auction: 19th & 20th September 2013

Sold for £95

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (27597 Tpr. H. Whitehead, 77th Coy. Imp. Yeo.) last two clasps loose on ribbon, edge bruise, very fine £100-140


Henry Whitehead was born in Oldham, Lancashire. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for short service in the Imperial Yeomanry at Manchester on 21 February 1901, aged 30 years, 2 months. He served in the 77th (Manchester) Company, 8th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, March 1901-August 1902 and was discharged at Aldershot on 18 August 1902. With copied service papers and roll extracts.