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

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £260

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Private A. Williams, West Yorkshire Regiment

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5588 Pte. A. Williams, WT: York: Regt) unofficial rivets between 1st and 2nd clasps; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (5588 Pte. A. Williams. W. York: Regt); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (5588 Pte. A. Williams. 1st W. Y. Regt.) light contact marks overall, therefore very fine (3) £140-180


Alfred Williams was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and having served with the 3rd Volunteer Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Militia) he attested for the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment at Bradford, in September 1899. He served with the Battalion during the Second Boer War, 8 June 1900 - 21 October 1902, and with the 1st Battalion in India, 22 October 1902 - 29 December 1911. He was discharged 7 June 1912, having served 12 years and 268 days with the Colours.