A Small Collection of Medals to War Correspondents

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £550

Estimate: £600 - £800

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Mr. F. Ireland. “Daily News.”) officially re-impressed naming, good very fine £600-£800


Provenance: Dix Noonan Webb, June 2002.

Mr. Frank Ireland, a former Editor of the Coventry Standard, went to South Africa before the Boer War and became one of the Daily News correspondents at its outbreak. Afterwards he joined the staff of the Diamond Fields Advertiser and became its Editor in 1910. The Daily News was amalgamated, in 1930, with the Daily Chronicle to form the News Chronicle.