A Fine Collection of Boer War Medals

Date of Auction: 19th September 2013

Sold for £130

Estimate: £80 - £100

Pair: Gunner G. T. Martin, South African Heavy Artillery, late Royal Garrison Artillery

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (31180 Gnr., 2nd E.D. R.G.A.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Gnr., S.A.H.A.) mounted as worn, very fine (2) £80-100


George Thomas Martin served as a Gunner in the R.G.A. during the Boer War. Employed as a Constable in the South African Railways, he was taken on to the strength of the S.A.H.A. on 1 July 1918, aged 39 years. Posted to 552 South African Siege Battery, arriving in England on 28 September 1918. Demobilized at Maitland, Cape Province, 30 May 1919. With copied Great War service papers and Boer War roll extract.