A Collection of Medals for the Ashanti 1895-96 Expedition

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £500 - £600

Three: Quarter-Master & Hon. Major J. Duggan, Army Service Corps

Ashanti Star 1896; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (Lt. & Q. Mr., A.S.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Lt. & Qr. Mr., A.S.C.), the second with repaired and re-riveted suspension claw, otherwise very fine and better and scarce (3) £500-600


Joseph Duggan, who was born in Bristol in November 1863, served in the ranks of the Army Service Corps for 12 years before being commissioned as Hon. Lieutenant & Quarter-Master in May 1901, in which period he was present in the Ashanti Expedition November 1895 to March 1896 as a Staff Sergeant-Major. Subsequently present in operations in Cape Colony from November 1900 to May 1902, he was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 29 July 1902 refers). Duggan, who was advanced to Quarter-Master & Hon. Major in May 1916, was placed on the Retired List in December 1919; sold with research.