A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals for the Relief of Ladysmith

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Date of Auction: 21st May 2020

Sold for £380

Estimate: £240 - £280

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (277758. Sto. J. Johnstone. H.M.S. Terrible.) engraved naming, contact marks, nearly very fine £240-£280


John Johnstone was born in Inveravon, Banffshire, on 21 August 1862, and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 21 October 1894. Advanced Stoker on 7 November 1895, he joined H.M.S. Terrible on 24 March 1898, and served with the Naval Brigade during the operations in South Africa, and subsequently saw service in China. He was shore pensioned on 27 July 1904.