A Collection of Awards for the Boer War formed by Doug Jenkins

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2017

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

A good ‘Boer War’ C.M.G. group of four awarded to Colonel E. H. Pickwoad, who commanded the Royal Artillery at Talana, Dundee, and during the Defence of Ladysmith, and was severely wounded at Ladysmith on 1 March 1900

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with integral silver-gilt riband buckle; Afghanistan 1878-80, no clasp (Lieut: E. H. Pickwoad. D/2nd Bde. R.A.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Lt: Col: E. H. Pickwoad. C.M.G. R.F.A.) partially officially corrected; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (Colonel E. H. Pickwoad. C.M.G. R.F.A.) generally very fine or better (4) £2400-2800


C.M.G. London Gazette 27 September 1901:
´In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa.’

Edwin Hay Pickwoad was born in 1853 and received a commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1873. He served with "D" Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Artillery in Afghanistan 1878-80; was advanced Major; and was appointed Commander of the Artillery in South Africa in 1889. Promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, he served during the Boer War in command of the 2nd Brigade, Royal Artillery, and commanded the Artillery at Talana, Dundee, Farquhar´s Farm, and during the Defence of Ladysmith. He was severely wounded at Ladysmith on 1 March 1900. For his services during the Boer War he was four times Mentioned in Despatches and was created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1903, but was engaged during the Great War in the purchase of horses for the B.E.F. in August 1914, operating from his residence at Haversham Manor, Buckinghamshire. He died in 1932.