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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £240

Estimate: £200 - £240

Four: Engine Room Artificer 1st Class J. F. Payton, H.M.S. Dwarf, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. F. Payton, E.R.A. 2nd. Cl. H.M.S. Dwarf) large impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (165096, J. F. Payton, E.R.A.1., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (165096 J. F. Payton. E.R.A.1 R.N.) good very fine (4) £200-£240


Provenance: Ron Tuppen Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, March 2013.

Approximately 176 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Dwarf.

Joseph Fletcher Payton was born in Abingdon, Berkshire, on 31 May 1866 and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 21 November 1891. Advanced Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class on 19 November 1898, he joined H.M.S. Dwarf on 31 August 1899, and served in her during the Boer War. Promoted Engine Room Artificer 1st Class on 21 November 1903, he was shore pensioned, time expired, on 23 November 1913.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Payton was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served throughout the Great War in a variety of ships and shore based establishments. He was shore demobilised on 23 September 1919.

Sold with copied service records and medal roll extracts.