Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 June 2014)

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Date of Auction: 25th & 26th June 2014

Sold for £200

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4879 Cpl. W. R. Standen, 2nd Drgn. Gds.) edge bruising, very fine £100-140


William Richard Standen was born in Ewell, Surrey. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Dragoons of the Line at London on 23 August 1899, aged 18 years, 5 months. Posted to the 2nd Dragoon Guards, he served in South Africa, November 1901-February 1905. Transferred to the Army Reserve in February 1905, he was discharged having completed his service in August 1911. With copied service papers and roll extracts.