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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £260

Estimate: £240 - £280

Five: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class R. Platt, H.M.S. Philomel, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (R. Platt. E.R.A., H.M.S. Philomel) small impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (269232 R. Platt. E.R.A.1, R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (269232 R. Platt. E.R.A.1, R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (269232 Robert Platt, E.R.A. 1Cl., H.M.S. Fantome) nearly extremely fine (5) £240-£280


Provenance: Ron Tuppen Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2013.

Approximately 152 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Philomel.

Robert Platt was born in Tring, Hertfordshire on 23 April 1876 and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 7 January 1898. He served in H.M.S. Philomel from December 1898 to July 1902 during the Boer War, and was advanced to Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class in January 1901. He was advanced to Engine Room Artificer 1st Class on 1 January 1910, and was awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 17 June 1913, when serving in the sloop H.M.S. Fantome. He served throughout the Great War in the destroyer H.M.S. Manly from January 1915 to June 1918.

Sold with copied service record.