A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £390

Estimate: £350 - £400

Five: Major J.S. Armstrong, York and Lanc. Regiment

BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY MEDAL 1890-97, for Rhodesia 1896 (Lieut., 2/Y & Lancr. Regt.); QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Natal, Transvaal (Lieut. 1/Yk. & Lanc. Regt.); KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (Capt.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Major) some knocks and contact marks to first, otherwise generally very fine (5)

Footnote

John Saunders Armstrong was one of only 7 officers of the regiment who served in Rhodesia 1896. He served on the staff as Signals Officer during the Boer War, one of only 3 officers to earn the clasp for Natal. After retiring to the Reserve in 1907, he rejoined the regiment shortly after the outbreak of the Great War, with the rank of Major. He served with the 9th Battalion in France at the battle of the Somme on 1st July, 1916, when the battalion was virtually wiped out.