Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £440

Estimate: £240 - £280

Six: Private W. Johnson, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (6035 Pte. W. Johnson. Oxfd. L.I.) engraved naming; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6035 Pte. W. Johnson. Oxford: L.I.); 1914 Star, with clasp (6035 Pte. W. Johnson. 2/Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (6035 Pte. W. Johnson. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (6035 Pte. W. Johnson. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.) mounted as worn, very fine (6) £240-£280


Walter Johnson was born in Farnborough, Kent, in 1879 and attested for the Oxfordshire Light Infantry on 18 March 1899. He served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War from 19 March 1900 to 28 February 1902, and subsequently in India from 1 March 1902 to 30 October 1913. He saw further service with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 13 August 1914, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1 April 1918. He was finally discharged on 16 April 1920, after 21 years and 28 days’ service.

Sold with copied record of service and an original character reference from Major R. B. Crosse, D.S.O.