Orders, Decorations and Medals (27 September 1994)

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Date of Auction: 27th September 1994

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £100

Three: Lieutenant Joseph A. Whitaker, West Riding Regiment and Special Constabulary

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut., W. Rid. Rgt.); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (Lieut., W. Rid. Rgt.), both with officially engraved naming; SPECIAL CONSTABULARY L.S., G.V.R. coinage head (Sect. Ldr. Joseph A. Whitaker) very fine (3)


Lieut. J.A. Whitaker served in the South African war in 1899-1902, and took part in the operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria (August to 29 November 1900) including the action at Rhenoster Kop; and in the Transvaal (30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902).