A Collection of Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Orange Free State (2868 Pte. J. Tyler, R. Welsh Fus:) unofficial rivet between Transvaal and Orange Free State clasps, light polishing, nearly extremely fine £100-£140


John Tyler was born in Birmingham in 1871 and enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on 10 September 1890, at the age of 19, giving his trade as labourer. He served at home until February 1892 when he proceeded to India, returning to the U.K. in December 1897, and was discharged to the Army Reserve. He was recalled from the Reserve for active service in South Africa in October 1899. After returning to the U.K. he was discharged on 4 September 1902. Medal rolls confirm entitlement to all clasps, the Orange Free State clasp being included on a separate roll. He is also entitled to a the King’s South Africa Medal.