A Small Collection of Medals to the Wiltshire Yeomanry

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £170

Estimate: £120 - £160

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 (2), 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (21314 Serjt. W. Lister, 1st Coy. Imp. Yeo.) official correction to ‘1st’; another, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (9312 Cpl. B. P. Smith, 1st Coy. Wilts. Imp. Yeo.), second clasp loose on ribbon, this medal worn through polishing, first very fine (2) £120-160


William Lister was born in Catcott, near Bridgewater, Somerset. A Police Constable by occupation, he attested for short service with the Imperial Yeomanry at Cardiff on 25 January 1901, aged 21 years, 9 months. Posted to the 1st (Wiltshire) Company, 1st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, he served in South Africa, 1 March 1901-27 August 1902. He was discharged at Aldershot on 3 September 1902 at the termination of his engagement. With copied service papers.

Basil Powys Smith was born in Chilton, Sudbury, Suffolk. A Gentleman, aged 21 years, 9 months, he attested for short service with the Imperial Yeomanry at Trowbridge on 18 January 1900. He served in South Africa with the 1st (Wiltshire) Company Imperial Yeomanry, 28 February-18 December 1900. He was discharged at his own request at Shorncliffe on 19 February 1901. Clasps confirmed. With copied service papers.