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 £360

Estimate: £240 - £280

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (70429 Gnr: J. Rixson 66th. Bty., R.F.A.) impressed naming, edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine £240-£280


J. Rixson served with the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery in South Africa during the Boer War. The Battery lost four of its guns at Colenso on 15 December 1899, and in the heroic effort to save them six Victoria Crosses were won, including that by Lieutenant the Hon. F. H. S. Roberts, the son of Field Marshal the Lord Roberts of Kandahar.