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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £160

Estimate: £140 - £180

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. Hunter, E.R.A., 4Cl., H.M.S. Magpie.) large impressed naming, edge nicks, good very fine £140-£180


Approximately 75 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Magpie.

John Hunter was born in Edinburgh on 2 June 1877, and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 14 February 1898. He served in H.M.S. Magpie from 26 February 1902, and was advanced Chief Engine Room Artificer on 2 June 1909. He saw further service in a variety of shore based establishments during the Great War, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 14 August 1918. He was shore demobilised on 1 June 1920.

Sold with copied service record.