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

Date of Auction: 8th December 2016

Sold for £95

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Sergeant W. H. Baker, West Yorkshire Regiment, late Scots Guards

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1902 (3268 Pte. W. Baker. Scots Guards.) unofficial rivets between State and Date clasps, edge bruise; British War and Victory Medals (267616 Sjt. W. H. Baker. W. York. R.) generally very fine or better (3) £100-140


William Henry Baker was born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire), and attested for the Scots Guards at Bradford, in February 1900. He served with the Scots Guards during the Second Boer War, 15 February 1902 - 4 October 1902, and was discharged 27 February 1912, having served 12 years with the Colours.

Baker re-engaged for service during the Great War and served as a Sergeant with both the West Yorkshire Regiment, and the Labour Corps.