The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

Date of Auction: 20th August 2020

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £500 - £600

Three: Driver W. E. White, Army Service Corps, a rare European civilian recipient of the Q.S.A. in bronze for services in South Africa as private servant to 2nd Lieutenant Lord Brooke (later 6th Earl of Warwick), 1st Life Guards

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp, bronze issue (W. White); British War and Victory Medals (T-424477 Dvr. W. E. White. A.S.C.) good very fine (3) £500-£600


Provenance: Bought from Driver White’s son, a messenger for Westminster Bank, Crouch End, in the 1950s.

Q.S.A. ‘Bronze medals only without clasps’ confirmed on medal roll of the 1st Life Guards to two civilians, W. Head, groom to Lieutenant Cavendish, D.S.O., and W. White, servant to 2nd Lieutenant Lord Brooke.

William White accompanied 2nd Lieutenant Lord Leopold Brooke to South Africa as his private servant. Lord Brooke was born in 1882, son of 5th Earl of Warwick, and succeeded his father in 1924. Sold with copied medal roll extract and m.i.c. See also Jack Webb’s article in the O.M.R.S. Journal, Summer, 1981.