Medals from the Collection of the late Mike Minton

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Date of Auction: 8th December 1994

Sold for £680

Estimate: £500 - £600

A good Boer War D.C.M. group of eight awarded to Sergeant Major J. Barfield, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Malta Mounted Infantry)

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, E.VII.R. (5572 Serjt., R. Warwick. Regt.); INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (2780 Lce. Corpl., 2d. Bn. Derby Regt.); QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902,3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5573 Cpl., Rl. Warwick. Regt.); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (Serjt.); 1914-15 STAR (6438 C.S. Mjr., Notts. & Derby. R.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (W.O. Cl. 1., Notts. & Derby. R.); MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, G.V.R. (122021 C.S. Mjr., Lab. C.) the earlier medals with contact wear and polished, nearly very fine or better (8)

Footnote

D.C.M., London Gazette, 31 Octoberm, 1902, details 18 July 1902: Serjeant Barfield 3rd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Malta Mounted Infantry), near Vet River, Orange River Colony, on 7 April 1901, with only a native scout, pursued six armed Boers and rode down one and shot him when he refused to surrender. He behaved with great dash. Mentioned in General Tucker's special despatch, dated 9 April 1901.