The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 22nd July 2016

Sold for £260

Estimate: £240 - £280

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Transvaal, Rhodesia, South Africa 1901 (2639 Trpr. W. H. Reeves, New Zealand M.R.), dated clasp loose on riband, good very fine £240-280


William Henry Reeves, a farmer from Belfast, Christchurch, attested for the 5th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Maori in March 1900. A member of No. 14 Company, he served in Rhodesia, in addition to other operations and was invalided home in February 1901. He was subsequently appointed to the acting rank of Lieutenant in the Temuka Rifle Volunteers in 1905, but the appointment appears to have been a short-lived one. Reeves died in August 1950 and is buried in Kaiapoi Cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.