A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £550

Estimate: £300 - £400

Pair: Ordinary Seaman H. G. Cousins, H.M.S. Doris, Royal Navy, who died of disease on 6 August 1901

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (H. J. [sic] Cousins, Ord: H.M.S. Doris) small impressed naming; China 1900, no clasp (H. G. Cousins, Ord., H.M.S. Redpole.) large impressed naming, nearly extremely fine (2) £300-£400


Approximately 346 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Doris.

Approximately 72 no clasp China Medals awarded to H.M.S.Redpole.

Henry George Cousin was born in Marylebone, London, on 3 November 1881, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 29 January 1898. He served in H.M.S. Doris from 3 to 20 November 1899 during the initial stages of the Boer War, and then in H.M.S. Terrible from 21 November 1899. Joining H.M.S. Redpole on 21 November 1900, he saw further service during the Third China War, and died of asphyxia on 6 August 1901.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extracts that state that his medals were both sent to his father.