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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £220

Estimate: £240 - £280

Five: Stoker Petty Officer J. M. Hunt, H.M.S. Pelorus, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. H [sic]. Hunt, Sto: H.M.S. Pelorus.) small impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (291474, J. M. Hunt. S.P.O., R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (291474 J. M. Hunt. S.P.O. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (291474 J. M. Hunt. Ldg. Sto. H.M.S. Talbot:) contact marks, nearly very fine (5) £240-£280


Approximately 215 no clasp Queen’s South Africa Medals awarded to H.M.S. Pelorus.

James May Hunt was born at Bedminster, Somerset, on 29 July 1880 and joined the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class on 21 February 1899. He joined H.M.S. Pelorus on 8 September 1899, was promoted Stoker on 1 November of that year, and served in her during the Boer War. Advanced Leading Stoker on 12 August 1912, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 2 March 1914 whilst serving in H.M.S. Talbot and served in her throughout the Great War, being promoted Stoker Petty Officer on 1 September 1915. He was shore pensioned on 1 March 1921, and subsequently joined the Royal Fleet Reserve at Devonport.

Sold with copied service records and medal roll extracts.