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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £440

Estimate: £240 - £280

Five: Ship’s Corporal 1st Class J. F. Mouatt, H.M.S. Blanche, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. F. Monatt [sic], Sh. Cpl., H.M.S. Blanche.) large impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (150085 J. F. Mouatt. Sh. Cpl. 1., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (150085 J. F. Mouatt. Sh. Cpl1 R.N.) VM officially re-impressed; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., V.R., narrow suspension, impressed naming (J. F. Mouat [sic]. Sh. Corpl. 2nd. Cl., H.M.S. Lion.) minor edge bruising, nearly very fine (5) £240-£280

Footnote

Approximately 155 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Blanche.

James Francis Mouatt was born in St. James’, London, on 5 March 1865 and joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 5 July 1883. He was discharged on 3 October 1887, and subsequently joined the Royal Navy as a Ship’s Corporal 2nd Class on 10 April 1893. He joined H.M.S. Lion on 27 April 1893, was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 19 July 1893, and was promoted Ship’s Corporal 1st Class on 8 October 1894. Joining H.M.S. Blanche on 25 January 1902, he served in her during the Boer War, and was shore pensioned on 9 July 1905, joining the Royal Fleet Reserve at Chatham on 2 September 1905.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Mouatt was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served during the early months of the Great War in H.M.S. Sutlej, before being invalided out of the service with dyspepsia and defective teeth on 20 May 1915.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extracts.