A Collection of Medals to The South Wales Borderers

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Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £380

Estimate: £340 - £380

Five: Private G. Jones, South Wales Borderers, who served with the 2nd Battalion during the Boer War and was later wounded with the same battalion on the first day of the Battle of the Somme

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (6366 Pte. G. Jones. S. Wales Bord:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (6366 Pte. G. Jones. S. Wales Bord:); 1914 Star (6366 Pte. G. Jones. S. Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (6366 Pte. G. Jones. S. Wales Bord.) service number and initial erased from last, very fine (5) £340-£380

Footnote

George Jones was born in St. Coygon, Monmouth, Wales around 1878 and attested for short service with the South Wales Borderers at Brecon on 29 September 1899, having previously been serving in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers. He served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War and afterwards transferred to the 1st Battalion in India.

He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 31 August 1914, and was wounded on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was discharged on 21 September 1917 due to being no longer physically fit for war service.