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

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Date of Auction: 25th & 26th June 2014

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 (4218 Pte. J. Herd, 3rd Dgn. Gds.) edge bruise, very fine £100-140


John Herd was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Employed as a Labourer and a member of the 1st Cheshire Royal Engineers, he attested for the Dragoons at Birkenhead on 1st March 1899, aged 18 years, 8 months. Posted to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, he served in South Africa, January 1901-August 1904, before transferring to the Army Reserve in March 1907. He was discharged having completed his service on 28 February 1911. With copied service papers and notes.