A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £380

Estimate: £260 - £300

Five: Pioneer Serjeant W. J. Davies, South Wales Borderers

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (6734 Pte., S. Wales Bord.) official correction to service number; British War and Victory Medals (23661 Pte., S. Wales Bord.); Mercantile Marine War Medal 1914-18 (William J. Davies); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (23661 Pr. Sjt., 12/S. Wales Bord.) first with edge bruise, good very fine and better (5) £260-300


William James Davies was born in Lambson, near Haverfordwest. A Carpenter by occupation and a member of the 4th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers, he attested for one years regular service with the regiment at Newport in April 1900, aged 20 years, 10 months. He served in South Africa from 11 May 1900 until 20 May 1901, being discharged on 27 May 1901. Served in the Mercantile Marine and the South Wales Borderers during the Great War.

With copied service papers (1900) and other research.