Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (21 July 2021)

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £220

Estimate: £140 - £180

Pair: Warrant Officer Class II G. Tinker, 6th Dragoon Guards

Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (2372 W.O. Cl.2. G. Tinker. 6-D.G.) number and surname partially officially corrected; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (2372 S.S. Mjr: G. Tinker. 6/Dgn. Gds.) light contact marks, good very fine and better (2) £140-£180


G. Tinker attested for the 6th (Carabiniers) Dragoon Guards, and saw active service with them as a Sergeant in South Africa during the Boer War. Promoted Squadron Sergeant Major, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in October 1907, and his Meritorious Service Medal per Army Order 121 of 1943.

Note: The recipient’s Queen’s South Africa Medal with clasps or Relief of Kimberley and Paardeberg was sold in these rooms in July 2020.