The Chris Murphy Collection of Medals to the Royal Munster Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 29th March 2000

Sold for £420

Estimate: £250 - £300

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1885-7 (Lieut. B. Stewart, 2nd Bn. R. Muns. Fus.) nearly very fine £250-300


Colonel Bryce Stewart was commissioned into the Royal Munster Fusiliers as a Second Lieutenant, 8 August 1879; served in the Burmese Expedition of 1885-1888; South Africa 1899-1902 (D.S.O. London Gazette 27 September 1901; Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 10 September 1901), Brigade Major, Infantry Brigade, 23 March 1900 to 26 January 1901; Commandant at Bronkhurst Spruit from 29 June 1901, and at Orange River from 30 October 1901. Took part in the advance on Kimberley, including action at Belmont; operations in the Transvaal, east and west of Pretoria, July to November 1900, including actions at Lindley, Bethlehem, Wittebergen. Bryce was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 23 July 1905, and received the Brevet of Colonel 23 July 1908.