A Collection of Medals to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 27th February 2019

Sold for £360

Estimate: £280 - £320

Five: Lance-Corporal A. Caldicott, South Wales Borderers, who served in the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War and in the 1st Battalion in France in the Great War, being wounded and invalided back to England in 1914

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (5971 Pte. A. Caldecott. S. Wales Bord.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5971 Pte. A. Caldicot. S. Wales Bord.); 1914 Star, with later slide clasp (14199 Pte. A. Caldicott. S. Wales Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (14199 Pte. A. Caldicott. S. Wales Bord.) note spelling of surname on first two, generally good very fine or better (5) £280-£320


Arthur Caldicott, a native of Pontypridd, Wales, was born in 1880 and served in South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Afterwards he transferred to the 1st Battalion, joining them in India.
On 11 September 1914 he re-enlisted, again in the 1st Battalion of his former regiment, disembarking in France on 2 November 1914. He was wounded, returning to England on the hospital ship S.S.
Asturias on 29 December 1914. He transferred to the 2nd Garrison Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers but was discharged due to his wounds on 24 January 1916, receiving the Silver War Badge. He died in Pontypridd in 1934.

Sold with copied Medal Index Card and rolls for all medals and Silver War Badge confirming medal and clasp entitlements. Also with copy of order sheet showing list of 1st Bn. S.W.B casualties embarked for UK on the S.S. Asturias.