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 (2370 Trpr. C. Hammond, New Zealand M.R.), last clasp loose on riband, good very fine £240-280


Christopher Hammond, a tramway driver from Auckland, attested for the 5th N.Z. Contingent for service in South Africa and was embarked in the S.S. Maori in March 1900. A member of No. 11 Company, he was one of around 100 men to be attached to the Rhodesian Field Force Artillery. He died in June 1950 and was buried in Waikumete Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.