Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (13 January 2021)

Date of Auction: 13th January 2021

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £600 - £800

Three: Corporal of Horse W. Boaden, 2nd Life Guards

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 3 clasps, Tel-El-Kebir, The Nile 1884-85, Abu Klea (1060. Tpr. W. Boaden. 2nd Life Gds.); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 3rd issue, small letter reverse (1060. Corp: of Hse. W. Boaden 2/Life Gds.) official correction to ‘2’; Khedive’s Star 1882, reverse centre named (Tpr. W. Boaden 2nd Life Gds.) the first with edge bruising and pitting from star, good fine, otherwise good very fine (3) £600-£800


2 officers and 36 other ranks of 2nd Life Guards were present at Abu Klea as part of the Heavy Camel Regiment.

William Boaden was born at Tiverton, Devon, and enlisted for the 2nd Life Guards at Windsor on 17 June 1879, aged 18 years 4 months, a labourer by trade. He was appointed Lance-Corporal on 29 September 1885, promoted to Corporal on 16 March 1886, and to Corporal of Horse on 30 March 1887. He re-engaged at London to complete 21 years service on 20 January 1890, and was discharged on 3 August 1897. He served abroad in Egypt from 2 August to 19 October, 1882, and in the Soudan from 27 September 1884 to 15 July 1885, being present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and with the Nile Expedition including the battle of Abu Klea. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. medal in July 1897. Sold with copied discharge papers.