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, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (1677 Trp. R. Vannan, N. Zealand M.R.), one or two edge bruises, good very fine £240-280


Robert John Vannan, a station clerk from Totara, Waitaki, attested for the 5th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked in the S.S. Gymeric in March 1900. A member of No. 15 Company, he served in Rhodesia, in addition to other operations, and was discharged in March 1903, following which he returned to his mother’s residence in Kelvinside, Glasgow; sold with copied research and roll confirmation - he was sent his ‘South Africa 1901’ clasp in 1907, by which date he was resident at Whitley, Yorkshire.