The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

Date of Auction: 20th August 2020

Sold for £3,200

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Pair: Private Sydney Bannister, 21st Lancers, a confirmed charger in “D” Squadron at the battle of Omdurman, 2 September 1898, who died of enteric fever at at Cairo on 15 October 1898

Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (3798 Pte. S. Bannister. 21/Lancers.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum (3789 Pte. S. Bannister 21st Lcrs.) contemporary ‘dot’ engraved naming as frequently seen, the clasp rather crudely affixed, otherwise nearly extremely fine (2) £1,800-£2,200


Provenance: J. B. Hayward & Son, November 1964.

Sydney Bannister died of enteric fever at Station Hospital, Cairo, on 15 October 1898, aged 24. He is confirmed on all three contemporary rolls of supposed chargers (Cairo Roll; Kereri Roll; Hicks Roll) and on the Queen’s and Khedives medal rolls, the Queen’s roll marked ‘Deceased. [Medal to] Mr C. Bannister, 23 Chubworth St, New Cross, London.’

Sold with copied extract from the Kereri Roll and Death Certificate.