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

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Date of Auction: 27th September 2017

Sold for £280

Estimate: £240 - £280

Five: Private F. L. Tillett, Rifle Brigade, later Highland Light Infantry, wounded at Vaal Krantz, 5-7 February 1900

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal (5248. Cpl. F. Tillett. Rifle. Bde.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps (5248 Pte. F. Tillett. Rifle Brigade); British War and Victory Medals (53434 Pte. F. L. Tillett. H.L.I.); Imperial Service Medal, G.V.R., circular type, 2nd issue (Fred Louis Tillett.) light contact marks, nearly extremely fine (5) £240-280


Frederick Louis Tillett was born in Norwich in 1880. He served with the Rifle Brigade in South Africa, and was wounded in action at Vaal Krantz, 5-7 February 1900, and subsequently saw active service with the Highland Light Infantry during the Great War. In later life he was employed as a postman in Norwich, and was awarded his Imperial Service Medal on retirement in 1936 (London Gazette 18 September 1936).