The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals
Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016
Sold for £550
Estimate: £240 - £280
FootnoteApproximately 170 King’s South Africa Medals were awarded to N.Z. Contingents.
Arthur Henry Jones, from Wellington, New Zealand, 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 served as a Corporal and was present in the actions at Johannesburg and Diamond Hill, in addition to other operations, prior to being invalided home in December 1900; this following his discharge to the Imperial Military Telegraph. He then returned to South Africa as a Sergeant-Major in 19 Company, 6th N.Z. Contingent, in January 1901 and was advanced to Lieutenant. His unit returned to New Zealand in May 1902, but Jones elected to remain in South Africa, where he died in about 1904 in the Eastern Transvaal; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.