A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to Colonial Units

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Date of Auction: 18th July 2018

Sold for £140

Estimate: £60 - £80

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal (1422 Tpr: W. Hewlett. B.S.A. Police.) nearly very fine £60-80


William Horace Hewlett ‘was born in London in 1880 and joined the British South Africa Police in 1901, serving throughout the Boer War. In 1917 he was made a Justice of the peace for the district of Bulawayo and for the Colony in 1924. He retired from the police in 1928, and took over Victoria Park Farm, where he started an auctioneering and estate-agency business, which he directed until the months preceding his death.’ (Recipient’s obituary notice refers). He died in July 1948.