The Collection of Medals to Yeomen of the Guard formed by Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Denny

Date of Auction: 8th May 2019

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £600 - £700

The Tirah 1897-98 and Boer War campaign and M.S.M. group of four awarded to Squadron Sergeant-Major E. W. Campbell, 4th Dragoon Guards, later Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry and His Majesty’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (2850 S.S.M. E. Campbell. 4th Dragoon Gds:); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (2850 S. Sjt: Maj: E. W. Campbell. 32nd Bn: Imp: Yeo:); Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., small letter reverse (2850 Sq: S. Major. E. W. Campbell, 4th Drgn: Gds:); Meritorious Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Sq. S. Mjr. E. W. Campbell. 4-D, Gds.) the first three with light contact marks, otherwise very fine, the last extremely fine (4) £600-£700


Edwin William Campbell was born at Croydon, Surrey, and attested for the 4th Dragoon Guards at Brighton on 10 March 1883, aged 19 years 2 months, a clerk by trade. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 1884; Corporal, September 1885; Lance-Sergeant, December 1887; Sergeant, April 1888; Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, October 1892; Squadron Sergeant-Major, September 1894. He served in India from September 1894 to March 1897, and from September 1897 to March 1899, including operations on the North West Frontier, Tirah 1897-98 (Medal with 2 clasps). Returning home in March 1900, he next served in South Africa with the 32nd (Duke of Lancaster’s Own) Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, from 8 May to 17 October, 1902 (Medal with 2 clasps). He received his L.S. & G.C. medal in July 1901 (Army Order 163). He was discharged on 9 March 1906, whilst still attached to the Duke of Lancaster’s Own Imperial Yeomanry, and was appointed to His Majesty’s Body Guard on 26 June 1913. He subsequently received medals for the Jubilee of 1935 and Coronation of 1937. He died in Dulwich on 7 March 1942, aged 77. Sold with copied discharge papers and two copied photographs.