A Fine Collection of Medals to the South Wales Borderers

Date of Auction: 17th September 2020

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Three: Lieutenant-Colonel R. Campbell, South Wales Borderers

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (2nd Lieut. R. Campbell. 1-24th Foot.); India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7 (Capt. R. Campbell 2d Bn S. Wales Bord.) clasps mounted in this order; Coronation 1902, silver, mounted court-style for wear, cleaned, light contacts marks overall, therefore nearly very fine or better (3) £2,000-£3,000


Reginald Campbell was born in Kingston-on-Thames, in September 1858, and educated at Malborough College. He served as a Second Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Stafford Militia, prior to being commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 24th Foot in March 1879. He served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa, 16 April - 2 October 1879, and took part in the march to Ulundi.

Campbell advanced to Lieutenant in July 1880, and to Captain in June 1886. He transferred to the 2nd Battalion, and served as Adjutant, July 1886 - July 1889, including service with the Battalion in Burma. Campbell was appointed Station Staff Officer, Sailcote, in March 1890, and as Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Punjab, in April 1895. He served as Adjutant, 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, November 1896 - March 1902. Campbell advanced to Major in January 1898, and retired in June 1904. Campbell was recalled as Lieutenant Colonel in 1914, but saw no service during the Great War with this being his full medal entitlement.