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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £500

Estimate: £500 - £700

Five: Able Seaman A. Price, H.M.S. Naiad, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, second clasp loose on riband, as issued (A. Price, A.B., H.M.S. Naiad.) large impressed naming; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (A. Price, A.B., H.M.S. Naiad.) large impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (188740, A. Price, A.B., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (188740 A. Price. A.B. R.N.) light contact marks and minor edge bruising, good very fine (5) £500-£700


Approximately 117 Queen’s South Africa Medals with clasps Cape Colony and South Africa 1901 awarded to H.M.S. Naiad.

Approximately 285 Africa General Service Medals with clasp Somaliland 1902-04 awarded to H.M.S. Naiad.

Arthur Price was born in Birmingham on 23 September 1879 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 2 May 1896. Promoted Able Seaman on 25 March 1900, when serving in H.M.S. Prince George, he saw active service in H.M.S. Naiad during the Boer War, and in the subsequent operations is Somaliland, before purchasing his discharge on 20 September 1904, joining the Royal Fleet Reserve at Portsmouth the following day.

Following the outbreak of the Great War Price was recalled to the service on 2 August 1914, and served initially in H.M.S. Hermione, before spending the bulk of the Great War in H.M.S. Royal Sovereign.

Sold with copied service record and medal roll extracts.