Anglo Boer War Medals, newly listed. 4 lots brought to market. are pleased to bring to market 4 lots of Anglo Boer War Medals.

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Below we present 4 lots which consist of:

1) QSA / KSA pair to the East Surrey Regiment.

2) Queen’s Mediterranean Medal

3) Queen’s South Africa Medal – Natal clasp

4) QSA to Imperial Light Horse with Elandslaagte and Defence of Ladysmih clasps.


1) QSA / KSA pair to the East Surrey Regiment.

Anglo Boer War QSA / KSA Medal pair to an East Surrey Regiment private wounded at the Relief of Ladysmith, for sale at £285.00
Queen’s South Africa Medal, with Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek Clasps. Named to –
King’s South Africa Medal with 01, 02 clasps. Named to –
He was reported missing, subsequently found in hospital, wounded on the 27th February 1900.
He was an 18 year old Plumber’s Mate, born in Paddington, London, when he attested into the East Surrey Regiment at Kingston-upon-Thames on the 10th April 1890.
He served for 12 years and saw service for two and a half years at Malta and two and a half years at Malta.
He married Florence Deacon and his father lived at 18 Southam Street, Westbourne Terrace, London.

2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment and 2966 Balkwell
The 2nd Battalion sailed on the Lismore Castle and Harlech Castle about 19th October 1899, and got to Durban about 14th November. Along with the 2nd Queen’s, 2nd Devon, and 2nd West Yorkshire, they formed the 2nd Brigade under Major General H Hildyard. The work of the brigade is sketched under 2nd Queen’s.
At Willow Grange, 22nd November, the East Surrey supported the West Yorks in the assault, and in his report, dated 24th November, General Hildyard said, “The behaviour of all ranks of the 2nd East Surrey Regiment when engaged was satisfactory under great difficulties”. At Colenso the battalion was not so heavily engaged as the 2nd Queen’s and Devons. The battalion’s losses were 1 killed and 31 wounded.
At Venter’s Spruit the battalion had heavy fighting on the 21st January, and lost 1 officer wounded and 5 men killed and about 25 wounded.
At Vaal Krantz they were the centre of the crest line on the 7th February, and lost 2 men killed and 12 wounded.
During the fourteen days between 13th and 27th February they were, like the rest of the brigade, constantly fighting. On the 22nd, when we were knocking our heads against the strong defences east of Grobelar’s, “the East Surrey were ordered forward to reinforce the 60th Rifles; and they helped them with such spirit to maintain the passive strife—the business, you might say, of using the flesh of men to resist the bullets of the enemy—that they were praised afterwards by the general and thanked by the 60th Rifles”. That day Lieutenant Colonel Harris “received ten separate wounds”. Corporal A E Curtis for his efforts to assist the colonel gained the VC, and Private Moreton for helping Curtis got the distinguished conduct medal.
On the 23rd the battalion had a bad time, losing very heavily.
In the final assault on 27th February, when records show that Balkwell was reported missing, the East Surrey worked along with and to the right of the 1st Rifle Brigade, these regiments being the first line of attack on what was perhaps the most strongly fortified part of the position. The work was handsomely done.
2966 Balkwell is listed in numerous Newspapers in the regular casualty and missing reports from South Africa such as:
March 06th 1900 London Daily News – Reported Missing 27th February
March 10th 1900 The Army and Navy Gazette – Listed as Missing
March 28th 1900 London Evening Standard – Reported missing are wounded in hospital – 2nd East Surrey Regiment.
March 31st 1900 The Army and Navy Gazette – Ladysmith – Listed as Reported missing, are wounded in Hospital.
During the fourteen days the battalion’s losses were approximately 1 officer and 27 men killed, 6 officers and 86 men wounded.
Colonel Harris, 7 other officers, and 15 men were mentioned in despatches for work in the relief operations, 3 of the men getting the distinguished conduct medal.
At Alleman’s Nek on 11th June the East Surreys formed with the Queen’s the first line in the attack on the left hill. There again all went well.
The battalion’s losses were approximately 3 men killed, 1 officer and 6 men wounded. Three officers were mentioned in General Buller’s despatch as to the turning of Laing’s Nek, and 6 officers and 4 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned in that general’s final despatch of 9th November 1900.
The brigade moved along the Natal-Pretoria Railway, and was afterwards largely occupied in garrison and column work along the line.
In Lord Roberts’ final despatches 12 officers and 15 non-commissioned officers and men were mentioned.
In 1901 part of the battalion was in Colonel Colville’s column and part in Colonel Eimington’s, and they did a lot of hard marching in the south of the Transvaal and the north of the Orange River Colony.
One officer and 3 men gained mention in Lord Kitchener’s despatches during the war, and in his final despatch 3 officers and 3 non-commissioned officers were named. (thanks to Anglo Boer War .com)

2) Queen’s Mediterranean Medal

Anglo Boer War – Queen’s Mediterranean Medal – Royal West Kent Regiment named to: 2648 PTE. J. HOODSPITH RL. W. KENT. REGT.
The medal roll for the 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, confirms his entitlement.
He was born in Hammersmith, London and was 17 years old when he attested into the Royal West Kent Regiment in August 1899. His period of service abroad in Malta was 4th January 1900 to 9th June 1901.

On sale for £355.00

3) Queen’s South Africa Medal – Natal clasp

Anglo Boer War – Queen’s South Africa Medal with NATAL Clasp – HMS Terrible named to: 117357 P.O. 2. C: W. EDWARDS H. M. S. TERRIBLE.
William Edwards was born 18th March 1866 in Plymouth, Devon. He joined the Royal Navy, No. 117357, at Devonport, as a Boy 2nd Class in September 1881 (aged 15 years). On sale at £315.00


4) QSA to Imperial Light Horse with Elandslaagte and Defence of Ladysmith clasps.


Anglo Boer War – Queen’s South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Transvaal Clasps – Imperial Light Horse correctly named to: 602 TPR. D. G. PAULIN. IMP. LT. HORSE
A very interesting medal involving 2 major engagements of the Anglo Boer War to a man who served in numerous units and capacities.
David Gibson Paulin was 19 years old, born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. He was a Whitesmith and was currently serving in the 4th Yorkshire Regiment when he attested into the 11th Prince Albert’s Own Hussars, 10th December 1886.
He served at home for the first 3 years then went to South Africa 22nd July 1890 to 27th July 1892. His first set of papers show that he bought himself out 27th July 1892, in South Africa.
The medal roll, WO 100 / 250, for the 1st Imperial Light Horse confirms the medal and clasps.
David Gibson Paulin served in numerous units during the Anglo Boer War. There are records confirming A) 607 Trooper, Imp, Lt, Horse. B) 7109 Musician, Scots Guards, C) 205 Corporal, Scottish Horse (discharged Johannesburg 25th January 1992. D) Trooper with Steinackers Horse, special squadron.
Paulin then attested into the Scots Guards, No 7109, June 1908, and is listed as a musician. He was, at this time, 35 years 6 months and confirmed his birthplace of Stockton-on-Tees. He does confirm that he had already served in the Scottish Horse. He only served 1 year 184 days. These papers confirm that he had been awarded the QSA with the 4 clasps as above, plus the KSA with 01 and 02 clasps.
There are further records of Paulin, aged 50 years, travelling to Canada and the USA. He was at one point barred from entering and listed himself as a musician.
Next of kin – Father Thomas, Mother Margaret, Brothers Thomas, George, William living at 36 Maritime Street, North Stockton, County Durham. On sale at £425.00

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