A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals for the Relief of Mafeking and Kimberley

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £650

Estimate: £400 - £500

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Mafeking, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between fifth and sixth clasps (2321 Pte. W. Graham, 2: R. Scots Fus:) edge bruising, nearly very fine £400-£500


W. Graham served in South Africa during the Boer War as one of ‘Barton’s Fusilier Brigade’ which comprised 2nd Royal Fusiliers (2 officers and 27 men), 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers (1 officer and 20 men), 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1 officer and 25 men), and the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers (1 officer and 25 men). With the exception of a very few ‘odd men’ in other units, these were the only Imperial infantry troops present at the relief of Mafeking.