The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £190

Estimate: £160 - £180

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, South Africa 1902 (402 Tpr. H. A. Findlay, N.Z’land M.R.), last clasp loose on riband, good very fine £160-180


Henry Alexander Findlay, who was originally from Invergowrie, Scotland, attested for the 2nd N.Z. Contingent for service in South Africa and was embarked for Cape Town in the S.S. Waiwera in January 1900. A member of No. 3 Company, he was invalided to England as a consequence of enteric in December 1900 but returned to South Africa as a member of 119th Company, 26th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, in which unit he served from March to May 1902, prior to being invalided to New Zealand in the S.S. Karamea. Findlay died in June 1944 and is buried in Waikumete Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation, his ‘South Africa 1902’ clasp being issued in January 1909.