Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 & 11 December 2014)

Date of Auction: 10th & 11th December 2014

Sold for £550

Estimate: £120 - £150

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 (2), 1 clasp, Relief of Ladysmith (747 Tpr. S. W. Hewitt, Natal Carbnrs.) edge bruising, badly pitted, poor; another, 2 clasps, Relief of Ladysmith, Cape Colony (5242 Pte. J. Reed, Middx. Regt.) slight edge bruise, good fine (2) £120-150

Footnote

Hewitt enlisted with ‘D’ Squadron, Colonial Scouts and earned the clasps, Relief of Ladysmith and Natal. Discharged 26 March 1900. Enlisted into the Natal Carbineers (Richmond Troops 28 March 1900 and earned clasps Laing’s Nek and Transvaal. Taken prisoner at De Jager’s Drift, Buffalo River, 30 July 1900. Discharged 9 October 1900. Re-enlisted on 19 November 1901 as Trooper in No. 2 Squadron, N.V.C.R.; discharged on 31 July 1902. (Ref. Vendor’s notes).

5242 Private J. Reed, Middlesex Regiment, wounded at Spion Kop, 24 January 1900. (Ref. Vendor’s notes). Note: neither ‘casualty’ events are recorded in the published casualty roll.