A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £130

Estimate: £70 - £90

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6125 Pte. H. Caddy, Dorset Regt.) some edge bruising, very fine £70-90


Herbert Caddy was born in Weymouth, Dorset. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Dorsetshire Regiment at Dorchester on 10 March 1900, aged 18 years, 7 months. With the 2nd Battalion he served in South Africa, August 1901-April 1902; then with the 1st Battalion, he served in India, April 1902-November 1907, being transferred to the Corps of Hussars in January 1907 and to the South Staffordshire Regiment in July 1907. He served in South Africa once more during November 1907-February 1911 and then Gibraltar during February-October 1911. Returning home, he was discharged having completed his first period of service on 10 October 1911. With copied service papers.