A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £420

Estimate: £140 - £180

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein (180874 Ql: Sig: J. Mc’Elligott, H.M.S. Doris) large impressed naming, edge bruising, nearly very fine £140-£180


John McElligott was born in Plymouth on 21 January 1879 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 25 July 1894. Advanced Signalman on 21 January 1897, he served in H.M.S. Doris from 18 November 1897 to 31 May 1901. He served during the Great War mainly on the books of various shore based establishments, and was shore pensioned on 14 August 1919.