The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £410

Estimate: £340 - £380

Three: Chief Stoker T. W. Arnold, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902
(Ch. Sto., H.M.S. Naiad); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (Ch. Sto., H.M.S. Naiad); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension (Ch. Stoker, H.M.S. Duke of Wellington), contact marks, otherwise generally very fine (3) £340-380


133 no-clasp Queen South Africa Medals were awarded to the ship’s company of H.M.S. Naiad.

Thomas William Arnold was born at Faversham, Kent in April 1866 and entered the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class in April 1885. Advanced to Chief Stoker in June 1897, and awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal in August 1900, he served in H.M.S. Naiad from March 1901 to August 1904, in which period he qualified for his Queen’s South Africa and Africa General Service Medals. Arnold was pensioned ashore in May 1907.