Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 July 1993)

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Date of Auction: 28th July 1993

Sold for £110

Estimate: £100 - £120

Pair: Private T. Hickey, Scots Greys

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (94035 Pte., 2nd Dragoons); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps, good very fine and a scarce casualty (2)


Private Hickey was wounded at Reitvlei on 19 October, 1900, when a Boer party of about fifty attacked the column's rear-guard while their oxen were grazing. The post was held by an N.C.O. of the regiment and a small detail of men who successfully held off the enemy attack until reinforced by a squadron of Carabiniers. One man was killed and five wounded including Hickey.