A Collection of Medals to the Black Watch

Date of Auction: 25th June 2014

Sold for £980

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Pair: Private William Boycott, Royal Highlanders, killed in action at El-Teb

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, El-Teb (923. Pte. W. Boycott. 1/Rl Highrs.); Khedive’s Star 1884, unnamed, nearly extremely fine and rare (2) £800-1000


Private William Boycott was killed in action at El-Teb on 29 February 1884, one of only three men of the regiment to be killed in this action. One other man later died of wounds. Sold with copied muster rolls and other research.