A Collection of Medals for the Ashanti 1895-96 Expedition

Date of Auction: 25th June 2008

Sold for £920

Estimate: £600 - £800

Eight: Major R. H. Green, Royal Army Medical Corps

Ashanti Star 1896; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (8286 S. Major, R.A.M.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (8286 Serjt.-Maj., R.A.M.C.); 1914 Star, with clasp (Hon. Lieut. & Q.M., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Q.M. & Major); Coronation 1911; Army L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (8286 Sjt. Mjr., R.A.M.C.), minor official correction to initials on the first, contact marks to earlier awards but generally very fine or better and rare (8) £600-800


Robert Henry Green, who was born in July 1868, served in the ranks 1889-1900 and as a Warrant Officer 1900-13, in which latter year he was commissioned as a Quarter-Master and Honorary Lieutenant, and in which period he saw active service in the Ashanti Expedition 1895-96 and in the Boer War 1899-1902, and was twice mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 10 September 1901 and 17 January 1902 refer). Stationed in Egypt on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he quickly returned home and was embarked for France, where he served until the end of the War, gaining three further “mentions” (London Gazette 22 June 1915, 1 January 1916 and 10 July 1919 refer), and advancement to Q.M. and Hon. Captain in July 1917 and to Temporary Major later in the same month. Green, who served at Woolwich 1919-20 and attained the substantive rank of Major on his retirement in September 1922, died in September 1948.