Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of RC Witte

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £410

Estimate: £380 - £420

Pair: Trooper C. Castleman, Driscoll’s Scouts, late Prince Alfred’s Volunteer Guards

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Rhodesia, Relief of Mafeking, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1678 Pte., Prince Alf. Vol. Gds.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (952 Tpr., Driscoll’s Scouts) nearly extremely fine (2) £380-420


Cyril Castleman was born in Uitenhage, Cape Province on 6 May 1879. He was employed variously at the New Kleinfontein Gold Mine and with the New Modder Gold Mining Company. Served throughout the Boer War, serving in Prince Alfred’s Volunteer Guards, Driscoll’s Scouts as well as Brabant’s Horse and ‘D’ Squadron Rhodesian Regiment. With copied roll extracts and newspaper cutting re his obituary. .