A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy
Date of Auction: 16th July 2020
Sold for £180
Estimate: £120 - £160
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (G. H. Lamble, Sto: H.M.S. Barrosa) small impressed naming; British War Medal 1914-20 (278269 G. H. Lamble. Mech. R.N.) light contact marks, very fine (2) £120-£160
FootnoteApproximately 158 medals awarded to H.M.S. Barrosa.
George Henry Lamble was born in Marlborough on 4 February 1874, and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker on 29 October 1894. He served in H.M.S. Barrosa from 31 July 1897 to 14 May 1901, and was advanced Mechanician on 1 January 1909, being awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 12 November of that year. He served during the Great War in H.M.S. Orion and Vivid II, and was shore pensioned on 21 February 1919.