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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £360

Estimate: £400 - £500

Pair: Petty Officer 1st Class G. E. Newton, H.M.S. Magicienne, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (G. E. Newton, A.B. H.M.S. Magicienne) small impressed naming; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Jubaland (G. E. Newton, A.B. H.M.S. Magicienne) large impressed naming, light contact marks, very fine (2) £400-£500


Provenance: Commander Ron Champion Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, September 2002.

Approximately 230 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Magicienne.

Approximately 202 Jubaland clasps awarded to Royal Naval personnel, of which 172 were to H.M.S. Magicienne.

George Edward Newton was born in Kentish Town, London, on 7 June 1874 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 15 May 1890. He was advanced Leading Seaman on 1 October 1897, and joined H.M.S. Magicienne on 18 November 1897. He was advanced Petty Officer 2nd Class on 1 January 1898, before being reduced in the ranks to Able Seaman on 14 April 1900, and served in her during the Boer War, and the subsequent operations in Jubaland, 16 November 1900 to 30 April 1901. Restored to the rate of Petty Officer 2nd Class on 1 September 1902, he was promoted Petty Officer 1st Class on 27 January 1904, and was shore discharged, time expired, on 8 July 1904.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extracts.