A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £160

Estimate: £120 - £160

Four: Sergeant H. Lineham, Essex Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6240. Pte. H. Lineham. Essex Regt.) surname officially corrected; British War Medal 1914-20 (6240 Sjt. H. Lineham. Essex R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (6340 [sic] Sjt. H. Lineham. Essex R.); Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Henry Linehan [sic]) mounted as worn, nearly very fine (4) £120-£160


Henry Lineham was born in Stratford, Essex, on 2 March 1882 - his correct name seems to have been Linehan and he appears thus in non-military records. He served with the Essex Regiment (Mounted Infantry Company) in South Africa during the Boer War, and subsequently served as postman in Southend-on-Sea. He was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in 1945 (London Gazette 14 September 1945: Postman, Hadleigh Sub-Office, Southend-on-Sea), and died in Hadleigh on 8 June 1960.