A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Imperial Yeomanry

Date of Auction: 9th May 2018

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £120

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial retaining rod between state and date clasps (28562 Corpl: G. Swan. 14th. Coy. Imp: Yeo:) nearly extremely fine £80-120


George Swan was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, in 1872 and attested for the Imperial Yeomanry at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 6 February 1901. He served with the 14th (Northumberland) Company, 5th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Boer War from 10 March 1901 to 8 September 1902, and was promoted Corporal on 17 August 1901. He was discharged at Aldershot on 15 September 1902, after 1 year and 265 days’ service.