The John Nicholson Collection of medals to men who fought in the Kaffir Wars of 1834-53

Date of Auction: 25th September 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £180 - £220

South Africa 1834-53 (Gunr. & Dr. W. Elliss. Rl. Arty.) brooch marks to reverse, suspension re-fixed and no longer swivels, otherwise good fine £180-£220


William Ellis enlisted on 5 May 1838, aged 23 years 7 months, and was posted to the 4th Company 5th Battalion R.A. at Woolwich. He served with the 4/5th during the Kaffir War of 1850-53, having been at the Cape since October 1846, and returned with his battery to England in 1859.