Medals from the Collection of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Date of Auction: 14th April 2021

Sold for £500

Estimate: £240 - £280

Pair: Private William Puddiphatt, Oxfordshire Light Infantry

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Burma 1889-92 (3008 Pte. W. Puddephatt 2d Bn. Oxf: L.Infy.) note spelling of surname; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, South Africa 1901 (3008. Pte: W. Puddiphat 1/Oxfd: L.I.) official correction to surname, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine (2) £240-£280


William Puddiphat was born in the Parish of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire Light Infantry at Oxford on 9 August 1888. He served in India and Burma with the 2nd Battalion, and with the Wuntho Field Force, Burma, in 1891. He served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa in 1899-1901, and was discharged on termination of his first period of limited engagement on 21 August 1901. Sold with copied discharge papers.