A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy
Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020
Sold for £220
Estimate: £240 - £280
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
FootnoteApproximately 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.