A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the Lincolnshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £750

Estimate: £700 - £900

A Boer War C.M.G. group of three awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel C. A. Swan, who was Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment during the South African War

The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, with neck riband; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (Lt: Col: C. A. Swan, C.M.G, Linc: Rgt:); Coronation 1902, silver, in Elkington & Co Ltd. embossed case of issue, enamel damage to CMG, with some less than sympathetic restoration, minor edge bruising, otherwise good very fine (3) £700-£900


C.M.G. London Gazette 26 June 1902.

Charles Arthur Swan was born in 1854 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, the son of the Rev. Charles Trollope Swan, J.P. by his wife, Grace, daughter of the Rev. Samuel Martin. He resided at Sausthorpe Hall, Lincolnshire and was educated at Eton College and at Magdalen College, Oxford. As Lieutenant-Colonel he commanded the 3rd Battalion (The Royal North Lincolnshire Militia) 1900-09, and was Honorary Colonel of that Battalion from 17 February 1909. He served in the South African War, where he commanded the 3rd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment from 11 April 1902 to 31 May 1902 and was awarded the C.M.G. for his services. He died in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, in 1941.

For the medals awarded to the recipient’s son and grandson, see Lots 39 and 1364.