The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £240

Estimate: £240 - £280

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (1297 Pte. H. Kerr, New Zealand M.R.), initial officially corrected, good very fine £240-280


Herbert Kerr, a labourer from Manakau, attested for the 4th N.Z. Contingent for service in South Africa and was embarked in the S.S. Gymeric in March 1900. A member of No. 7 Company, he served in Rhodesia, in addition to other operations, and was injured as a consequence of a fall from his horse at Zeerust on 24 October 1900. Having then been embarked for home in the S.S. Harlech Castle in the following year, he returned to South Africa, where he was resident in Pretoria in late 1906; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.