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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £240

Estimate: £260 - £300

Five: Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class J. J. Williams, H.M.S. Barrosa, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. J. Williams, E.R.A. 3Cl., H.M.S. Barrosa.) large impressed naming; 1914-15 Star (268611 J. J. Williams. C.E.R.A.1. R.N.); British War and Victory Medals (268611 J. J. Williams. C.E.R.A.1. R.N.); Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (268611 J. J. Williams. C.E.R.A. 1Cl. H.M.S. Vivid.) minor contact marks, good very fine (5) £260-£300


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

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

John James Williams was born in Falmouth, Cornwall, on 30 October 1873 and joined the Royal Navy as an Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class on 28 October 1895. He joined H.M.S. Barrosa on 1 July 1897, was promoted Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class on 28 October 1898, and served in her during the Boer War. Advanced Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class on 31 March 1910, he was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 4 November 1910. He served throughout the Great War, mostly borne on the books of H.M.S. Vivid II, and was shore demobilised on 13 December 1919.

Sold with copied service records and medal roll extracts.