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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £280

Estimate: £260 - £300

Five: Chief Petty Officer D. Y. Walton, H.M.S. Racoon, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (D. Y. Walton, Ldg: Seamn: H.M.S. Racoon) small impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (173848, D. Y. Walton, Act. C.P.O., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (173848 D. Y. Walton. C.P.O. R.N. ); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (173848 D. Y. Walton, P.O. 1Cl, H.M.S. Actæon.) contact marks, very fine or better (5) £260-£300


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

David Younghusband Walton was born in White Haven, Cumberland, on 19 June 1877 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 9 June 1893. He joined H.M.S. Racoon on 1 February 1898, was advanced Leading Seaman on 1 March 1900, and served in her during the Boer War. He was advanced Petty Officer 1st Class on 4 February 1906, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 24 June 1910. He served during the Great War in H.M. Ships Tyne, Lightfoot and Waterhen, and was advanced Chief Petty Officer on 1 October 1916. He was shore demobilised on 2 August 1919.

Sold with copied service records.