The Collection of Medals formed by Dr A W Stott (25 March 1997)

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £320

Estimate: £300 - £350

Four: Sergeant J. Gillbrook, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Queen’s Sudan 1896
(3540 Cpl. J. Gillbrook, 2/Lan. Fus.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (3540 Cpl. J. Gilbrook, Lanc. Fus.); King’s South Africa, 2 clasps (3540 Serjt. J. Gilbrook, Lanc. Fus.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (3540 Corpl. J. Gillbrook, 2nd L.F.) together with a small pocket diary kept by the recipient in South Africa giving a detailed account of the regiment’s proceedings in the Boer War, note minor variation in spelling of surname, contact marks, therefore nearly very fine (5)


Jacob Gillbrook was born in St Georges, East London, and enlisted in London at the age of 14 years. He was discharged on 16 November 1903 after serving for 12 years.