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

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £140

Estimate: £90 - £110

Pair: Private W. Atkinson, West Yorkshire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5739 Pte. W. Atkinson, W. York: Regt); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (5739 Pte. W. Atkinson. W. York: Regt) remnants of lacquer, very fine (2)


Walter Atkinson was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and attested for the West Yorkshire Regiment at York, in December 1899. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Second Boer War, 8 June 1900 - 21 March 1902. He was discharged 14 December 1911, having served 12 years with the Colours.