A Small Collection of Medals to the Wiltshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £120

Estimate: £70 - £90

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901 (6589 Pte. E. A. Jones, Vol. Coy. Wilts. Regt.) very fine £70-90


Ernest Albert Jones was born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. A Skin Dresser by occupation and a member of the 1st Wiltshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, he attested for the Wiltshire Regiment at Trowbridge on 13 January 1900, aged 22 years. He served in South Africa, February 1900-22 April 1901, being discharged at his own request on 24 April 1901. With copied service papers. Also with modern photographs of his military gravestone, named to 208944 Pte. E. A. Jones, 2nd Wiltshire Regiment, who died on 27 June 1920.