A Collection of Medals to the West Yorkshire (14th Foot) and Yorkshire (19th Foot) Regiments

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £120

Pair: Private H. Kettlewell, West Yorkshire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal (5788 Pte. H. Kettlewell. W. Yorks: Regt); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (5788 Pte. H. Kettlewell. W. York: Regt) worn, good fine or better (2) £80-120


Herbert Kettlewell was born in York, and attested for the West Yorkshire Regiment at Leeds, in February 1900. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Second Boer War, 15 April 1902 - 21 October 1902. He was discharged 4 February 1912, having served 12 years with the Colours. He was originally listed as having ‘Forfeited’ his service medals, due to a sentence of 70 days imprisonment for drunkenness in 1902, however this was reversed and his medals were issued in 1906.