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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £130

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Yeoman of Signals A. J. H. Nunn, H.M.S. Gibraltar, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (A. J. H. Nunn, 2 Yeo. Sigs., H.M.S. Gibraltar.) large impressed naming; British War and Victory Medals (166228 A. J. H. Nunn. Y.S. R.N.), mounted for display purposes together with a renamed 1914-15 Star (No. 166228 A. J. H. Nunn. Y.S. R.N) light contact marks, very fine (4) £140-£180


Approximately 617 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Gibraltar.

Arthur John Hanson Nunn was born in Bow, London, on 2 December 1876 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 7 March 1892. Advanced Leading Signalman on 29 January 1897, he joined H.M.S. Gibraltar on 5 March 1901 and served in her during the Boer War, being promoted 2nd Class Yeoman of Signals on 1 May 1902. He was shore discharged, time expired, on 1 December 1906, and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth on 27 February 1909.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Nunn was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served at sea from 22 February 1916, before being shore demobilised on 18 February 1919.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extracts that confirms the recipient was not entitled to a 1914-15 Star.