A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £110

Estimate: £50 - £70

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, South Africa 1901 (2638 Serjt. V. Sparrow, Dorset. Rgt.) edge bruise, worn through polishing £50-70


Victor Sparrow was born in Portsea, Hampshire. He attested for the Dorsetshire Rgiment at Portsmouth on 5 April 1888, aged 14 years, 11 months and was appointed a Drummer. With the regiment he served in Malta, January 1897-February 1899 and South Africa, November 1899-April 1901. Having attained the rank of Corporal he was discharged on 11 April 1901 having completed his first period of engagement. With copied service papers.