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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £500

Estimate: £300 - £400

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein (143807. A.B. T. Fido. H.M.S. “Monarch”) engraved naming, good fine £300-£400


Thomas Fido was born at Langport, Somerset, on 4 July 1872, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 20 December 1887. Advanced Able Seaman on 1 August 1892, he joined H.M.S. Monarch on 26 January 1897, and served in her during the Boer War. He died from enteric fever at Bloemfontein on 17 May 1900.