Medals from the Collection of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Date of Auction: 21st July 2021

Sold for £180

Estimate: £120 - £160

Five: Private J. Tousent, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, later Royal Fusiliers

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (6302 Pte: J. Tousent. 1/Oxfd: L.I.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4656 Pte. J. Tonsent. Rifle Brigade. [sic]); 1914-15 Star (12379. Pte. J. Tousent. R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (12379 Pte. J. Tousent. R. Fus.) generally nearly very fine (5) £120-£160


K.S.A. Medal Roll confirms mistaken transcription of surname as it appears on medal, and also that Tousent was attached to the 7th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade from the 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire Light Infantry with the number ‘4656’.

Tousent subsequently served with the Royal Fusiliers during the Great War in the French theatre of war from 20 July 1915.