A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £3,600

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

A Boer War D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Captain F. W. Stringer, 7th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, late South African Light Horse and Corps of Cattle Rangers

Distinguished Conduct Medal, E.VII.R. (Tpr., S.A. Lt. Horse); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (1169 L. Corpl., S.A. Lt. Horse); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Guide, F.I.D.); Natal 1906, 1 clasp, 1906 (Cpl., Transvaal Mtd. Rifles); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.); Territorial Force War Medal 1914-18 (Capt., Hamps. R.) contact marks, nearly very fine and better (7) £2000-2400

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 31 October 1902; details 25 April 1902.

Frederick William Stringer was born in Horton, Dorset on 13 July 1873, the son of the Rev. Thomas Stringer of Purbrook, Cosham, Hampshire. He applied for a commission in the 7th Battalion Hampshire Regiment on 23 December 1911, stating that he had previously served 7 years in the South African Light Horse; 1 year in the Imperial Light Horse; 3 years in the Hants Volunteers and 1 year in the Canadian Artillery. Whilst serving with the S.A. Light Horse he was awarded the D.C.M. Papers with the lot show that he also served with the Corps of Cattle Rangers during the Boer War. During the Great War he served with the 7th Battalion Hampshire Regiment in India, November 1914-January 1918 and Aden, January 1918-January 1919. With copied service papers.