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

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £360

Estimate: £300 - £400

Three: Corporal L. H. Jobson, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, who was recommended for the D.C.M. for his services during the Second Boer War, and later served as a Police Constable in the Metropolitan Police

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Transvaal (4921 Corl. L. H. [sic] Jobson, Oxford: Lt. Infy.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4921 Corpl: L. Jobson. Oxford L.I.); Coronation 1911, Metropolitan Police (P.C. L. Jobson.) minor edge nicks, therefore very fine (3) £300-£400


L. H. Jobson was recommended for the DCM for his services during the Second Boer War. He was one of 20 men of the regiment to be given a Regimental Medal (the Dalzell Medal), as published in Regimental Orders 1 December 1902.

Regimental records give the following:

‘The Dalzell Medal 1.12.1902. Distinguished Conduct in the Field. The Commanding Officer (Dalzell) desires to place on record and to bring to notice of their comrades the names of the following NCOs and men of the Battalion who distinguished themselves by good service in the field during the S/A war, and whose names were duly submitted by him for the reward of the D C medal. It is of cause impossible to reward every man who's name is submitted, but the fact that such men are not rewarded by the authorities in no way deflects from the honour to which they are entitled and which they have so nobly earned and the CO desires that their good service and soldier like conduct be generally known and appreciated by all ranks of the Battalion. He hopes to be able to make arrangements for the bestowal on each of these NCOs and men of a Regimental medal and to obtain the sanction of the war office for these medals to be worn in all respects similar to those issued by government. 30 names were listed....’