A Collection of Medals to the 60th Rifles and King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £460

Estimate: £340 - £380

British South Africa Company Medal 1890-97, reverse Rhodesia 1896, 1 clasp, Mashonaland 1897 (7811 Cpl. J. Payne, 4/K.R.R. Corps), clasp loose on ribbon, good very fine £340-380


John William Payne was born near Warwick. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for service in the K.R.R.C. on 13 October 1892. Posted to the 4th Battalion and gaining his Mounted Infantry Certificate in 1893, he served in South Africa, June-December 1896. There he served in the actions against the Mashonas. He was discharged at his own request on 19 December 1896 and joined the B.S.A. Police.