A Collection of Medals to Members of the Nobility and The Royal Household
Date of Auction: 8th December 2016
Sold for £500
Estimate: £300 - £360
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lieut. Sir. A. V. F. Seymour. Bt. Lanc. Fus.); Jubilee 1897, silver, unnamed as issued, minor edge bruise to first, generally very fine, the QSA better (2)
FootnoteSir Albert Victor Francis Seymour, 2nd Baronet, was born at Kensington Palace on 1 December 1879, the only son of Sir Francis Seymour, 1st Baronet, Master of the Ceremonies, and his wife Agnes, eldest daughter of the Revd. Hill Wickham, and was educated at Harrow. He was appointed Page of Honour to H.M. Queen Victoria on 27 October 1893, and served in that role until 2 June 1896. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 5th (Militia) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers on 29 March 1899, he served with the Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War, and was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant, receiving the substantive promotion on 6 November 1906.
Sir Albert Seymour succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet on the latter’s death on 10 July 1890. He never married and died on 2 May 1949, heirless.