A Collection of Medals for the Boxer Rebellion 1900

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £360

Estimate: £180 - £220

Pair: Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class A. R. Tippett, H.M.S. Marathon, Royal Navy

China 1900, no clasp (A. R. Tippett, E.R.A. 2Cl. H.M.S. Marathon.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (161078 A. R. Tippett, Ch. E.R.A. 2 Cl. H.M.S. Astræa.) minor edge bruise to first, nearly extremely fine (2) £180-£220


Approximately 226 medals, all without clasp, awarded to the 2nd Class Cruiser H.M.S. Marathon.

Albert Richard Tippett was born in Strood, Kent, on 5 June 1870, and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 6 June 1891. He was shore pensioned on 6 June 1913, but was recalled for service during the Great War in August 1914. He was finally demobilised in November 1919.