A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £520

Estimate: £240 - £280

Three: Private J. Francis, Hampshire Regiment

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (285 Pte., 2/Hamps. R.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (285 Pte., 2nd Hampshire Regt.) ‘Regt.’ re-impressed; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (285 Pte., Hampshire Regt.) first fine; others very fine (3) £240-280


John Francis was born in Alvenston, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. A Carter by occupation, he attested for the Hampshire Regiment at Winchester on 29 March 1882, aged 20 years. With them he served in the East Indies, September 1883-February 1888 and South Africa, January 1900-November 1901. He was discharged at Winchester on 28 March 1903 having completed his second period of service. With copied service and discharge papers.