A Collection of Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £220

Estimate: £140 - £180

Pair: Private W. Turner, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (3924 Pte. W. Turner, R. Welsh Fus:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3924 Pte. W. Turner. Rl: Welsh Fus.) edge bruising, light contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine (2) £140-£180


William Alfred Turner was born at Hafod Y Bwch, Ruabon, Wrexham and enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Depot, Wrexham, on 10 April 1893, at the age of 19. Posted to the 1st Battalion on 1 December 1897, he served with them in South Africa during the Boer War, before transferring to the Army Reserve in January 1903. He was discharged on 9 April 1905, after 12 years’ service.

Supplementary medal roll also confirms entitlement to the Orange Free State clasp.