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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £240

Estimate: £160 - £200

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (82180 Bomb: Whlr: H. Blissett. ‘P’ Bty: R.H.A.) lacquered, otherwise extremely fine £160-£200


Provenance: Peter Wardrop Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, December 2000.

H. Blissett attested for the Royal Horse Artillery and served with P Battery in South Africa during the Boer War. He was wounded at Nooitgedacht on 13 December 1900, when the Boers attacked General Clements’ position and forced a British withdrawal.