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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £170

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. Chesney, Car. Cr., H.M.S. Rattler.) large impressed naming, light contact marks, very fine £100-£140


Approximately 76 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Rattler.

John Chesney was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on 21 June 1879 and joined the Royal Navy on 13 October 1900. He joined H.M.S. Rattler on 14 February 1901, and served in her during the Boer War. Advanced Leading Carpenter’s Crew on 14 June 1903, he was shore discharged, time expired, on 21 December 1912.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extract.