A Small Collection of Medals to the Wiltshire Yeomanry

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £210

Estimate: £200 - £240

Family pair:

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (27637 Corpl. J. I. Wheeler, 1st Coy. Imp. Yeo.)

Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small reverse letters (1809 Pte. J. Wheeler, A.S. Corps) very fine and better (2) £200-240


James Isaac Wheeler was born in Woolwich, Kent. A Butcher by occupation, he attested for short service with the Imperial Yeomanry at Chippenham on 21 February 1901, aged 22 years, 9 months. Posted to the 1st (Wiltshire) Company, 1st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, he served in South Africa, 14 March 1901-27 August 1902. He was discharged at Aldershot on 3 September 1902 having completed his period of service. With copied service papers and other research which indicates that the Army L.S. & G.C. was awarded to his father.