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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £150

Estimate: £140 - £180

Four: Domestic P. Lardi, H.M.S. Sappho, Royal Navy, later Corporal, Army Service Corps

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (P. Lardy [sic], Dom., H.M.S. Sappho.) small impressed naming, number after rate erased; 1914-15 Star (M2-053114 Pte. P. Lardi. A.S.C.); British War and Victory Medals (M2-053114 Cpl. P. Lardi. A.S.C.); together with the recipient’s Silver War Badge, the reverse numbered ‘439139’, nearly very fine and better (4) £140-£180


Approximately 254 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Sappho.

Peter Lardi was born in High Holborn, London, on 1 January 1882 and joined the Royal Navy as a Domestic 3rd Class in H.M.S. Sappho on 1 September 1900, serving in her during the Boer War before taking his discharge on 17 October 1901.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Lardi attested for the Army Service Corps on 14 March 1915, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front from 20 May 1915. Promoted Corporal, he was discharged on account of sickness on 20 August 1918, and was awarded a Silver War Badge.

Sold with copied service record, medal roll extracts, and copied Medal Index Card.