The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £240

Estimate: £260 - £280

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (1474 Pte. C. W. Wheeler, New Zealand M.R.), good very fine £260-280


William Charles Wheeler, a farmer from Auckland, 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. 8 Company, he served In Rhodesia, in addition to other operations, and was discharged in September 1902. Wheeler died in October 1954 and his ashes were laid to rest in Waikumete Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.