A Collection of Medals to the Royal Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 25th June 2014

Sold for £95

Estimate: £70 - £90

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (2127 Sgt. Instr. Mskty. C. Howse, Rl. Lanc. Regt.) good very fine £70-90


Charles Howse was born in Windsor, Buckinghamshire. A Labourer by occupation, he attested for the Royal Lancaster Regiment at Reading on 3 January 1878, aged 18 years, 4 months. He served in South Africa, December 1878-February 1880; West Indies, February 1880-January 1889 and South Africa, January 1900-August 1901. Awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. in 1896. Additionally entitled to the clasp, South Africa ‘1901’. As Acting Sergeant-Major of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment (Permanent Staff), he claimed his discharge, having given notice, on 31 August 1903.

With copied service and discharge papers, roll extracts and other research.