The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria
Date of Auction: 20th August 2020
Sold for £3,200
Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200
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
FootnoteProvenance: 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.