A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £160

Estimate: £150 - £200

Three: Regimental Sergeant Major E. Hotson, York and Lanc. Regiment

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, S.A. 1901, S.A. 1902 (2585 Cr.-Serjt., Vol. Coy. Y. & L. Regt.); ARMY L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (Serjt. Maj.); MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, G.V.R., Coinage Head (Sjt. Mjr., Y. & L. R.), the first two with silver ribbon brooches,good very fine and better


Sergeant-Major Edward Hotson enlisted into the 84th Regiment, joining them at Sheffield in June, 1878. He became Sergeant in 1886, Colour-Sergeant 1890, and was posted to the Wath Detachment, 2nd V.B. Y. & L. Regt., 1894. He served in the South African Campaign, joining the 1st Battalion at Ingogo, with the Company of Volunteers under the command of Captain Revell-Sutton, 1901. Promoted Sergeant-Major in November, 1901, he was discharged on 12th May, 1909, after completing 30 years honourable service. Sergeant-Major Hotson was awarded the long service medal in 1905, and the Meritorious Service Medal, with annuity, in 1933.