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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £140

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Able Seaman W. G. McLeod, H.M.S. Rambler, Royal Navy, later Aircraftman 1st Class, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (W. G. Mc.Leod. Ord. H.M.S. Rambler.) small impressed naming; British War and Victory Medals (52017 1.A.M. W. G. McLeod. R.A.F.) edge bruising to first, otherwise very fine (3) £140-£180


Approximately 110 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Rambler.

William Godfrey McLeod was born in Sidmouth, Devon, on 18 February 1880 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 23 July 1895. He joined H.M.S. Rambler on 24 May 1898, served in her during the Boer War, and was promoted Able Seaman on 25 December 1900. Posted to H.M.S. Nile on 17 May 1902, he ‘ran’ on 27 July 1902.

Following the outbreak of the Great War McLeod attested for the Royal Flying Corps on 15 December 1916, and served with them during the Great War on the Western Front from 12 February 1917, transferring to the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918. He transferred to the Reserve on 9 March 1919, and was discharged on 30 April 1920.

Sold with copied service records and medal roll extract.