The McAlister and Bassage Family Medals

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Date of Auction: 28th February 2018

Sold for £190

Estimate: £120 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Defence of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (576 Tpr: J. J. Bassage. Natal Carbnrs:) nearly extremely fine £120-140


John James Bassage was born on 22 July 1881, eldest son of John Thomas Bassage (See Lot 249). He married on 22 August 1906, Susan McAlister, eldest daughter of J. S. McAlister (See Lot 248).