Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £390

Estimate: £200 - £240

Six: Captain Bertram Masefield, Royal Army Pay Corps, late King’s Royal Rifle Corps

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (1651 Corpl., K.R.R.C.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (1153 Pte., A.P.C.); Defence and War Medals, unnamed; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (1153 S. Sjt., A.P.C.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army (Lieut., R.A.P.C.) mounted court style for wear, contact marks, nearly very fine and better (6) £200-240


Bertram Masefield served in the Boer War, firstly with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and then with the Army Pay Corps. As a Staff Serjeant in the A.P.C. he was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. by Army Order 106 of April 1918. He was granted a Regular Army Commission as a Lieutenant (Assistant Paymaster) in the R.A.P.C. on 1 January 1940, being promoted to Temporary Captain in May 1941 and War Substantive Captain in January 1943. For his services in the War he received the Defence and War Medals. For his continued long service, Masefield was awarded the Army L.S. & G.C. (Regular Army), notified in London Gazette 18 June 1948. At the conclusion of his service he was granted the Honorary rank of Captain. Captain Masefield died on 19 December 1963, having previously lived at Whaddon, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Sold with copied research.