A Collection of Medals to the Sussex Yeomanry

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £450 - £550

Pair: Private J. Lovegrove, Sussex Imperial Yeomanry

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (20069 Tpr., 5th Coy. Imp. Yeo.); Imperial Yeomanry L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (799 Pte., Sussex I.Y.) mounted as worn, some edge bruising and contact marks, very fine (2) £450-550


Joseph Lovegrove was born in Shine, Guildford, Surrey. A Machinist by occupation, he attested for the 5th (Warwickshire) Company, Imperial Yeomanry on 22 January 1901. With them he served in South Africa, 17 February 1901-29 August 1902. He was discharged at Aldershot having completed his period of engagement on 3 September 1902; his intended place of residence being given as Lindford, near Petersfield, Hampshire. Lovegrove was awarded the Imperial Yeomanry L.S. & G.C. by Army Order 104 of May 1908. One of 14 awards of this medal to the Sussex Imperial Yeomanry.

With copied research.