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, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal (2701 Tpr. J. W. Quinn, New Z’land M.R.), good very fine £240-280


James William Quinn, a printer from Greymouth, Westland, New Zealand, attested for the 5th N.Z. Contingent and was embarked - as a reserve - in the S.S. Waimate in March 1900. He served in Rhodesia, and in other operations, and was invalided home at the year’s end, and received his Queen’s South Africa Medal at Wellington during the royal visit in June 1901. Quinn died in October 1937 and is buried at Anderson’s Bay cemetery; sold with copied research and roll confirmation.