Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 & 11 May 2017)

Date of Auction: 10th & 11th May 2017

Sold for £7,500

Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8-9 (1957 Pte. J. Lewis. 2-24th Foot.) a few small edge bruises, otherwise toned, good very fine £6000-7000

Footnote

James Lewis was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879. Served in “G” Company and was at one time promoted to Corporal but reduced to Private again on 17 April 1869. No trace of a claim for his effects.