Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £85

Estimate: £60 - £80

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4292 Trpt. G. Walker, 2nd Dragoons) bent / slack suspension post, edge nicks and polished, good fine £60-80


Garnet (Charles) Walker was born in Hounslow, London and enlisted in the Royal Scots Greys in June 1896, aged 14 years. Appointed a Bandsman in March 1898 and a Trumpeter in February 1900, he witnessed active service out in South Africa between September of the latter year and April 1901. He was later appointed a Lance-Corporal but reverted to the rank of Bandsman and was discharged in May 1908.