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Medals to Natal Naval Volunteers 3 years 2 months ago #75521

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Natal (1) 1906 (202 Seaman F. Luckhurst, N.N.V.), unofficially re-engraved naming

There are a couple of men of this name in local South African units during the Boer War.
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From the City Coins auction, 4 November 2022

QSA (1) Defence of Ladysmith (W. Ballantyne. Carpr. Natal Naval Vols:)

On Roll as 192 1st Petty Officer. Served from 29 September 1899 to 31 May 1902.
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QSA (3) Defence of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (T. Phoenix, Sig. Natal Naval Vols.)

Signaller T. Phoenix served with the Natal Naval Volunteers during the Defence of Ladysmith and from the nominal roll appears to have been one of the original recruits with a number of 98 and joining date of 29 September 1899. The unit was 123 strong when mobilised on 29 September 1900. A section served at Ladysmith during the siege and the remainder were attached to the Royal Naval Detachment that operated with Buller’s Relief Force. The Ladysmith section reached the town on 2 October 1899 and served throughout the siege. He was discharged on 31 May 1902.

Noonan's say this combination of clasps is unusual, only 3 being awarded to the unit, one of which was returned.

Sold for a hammer price of £600. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £773. R15,700. Au$1,320. Can$1,240. US$920.
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QSA (2) Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (H. Burford, Gnr. Natal Naval Vols:) scratching over two letters of surname,

Noonan's say approximately 202 medals awarded to the Natal Naval Volunteers, of which 53 were with the clasp Relief of Ladysmith, including 28 with this two-clasp combination. Confirmed on roll.
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Burford's medal sold yesterday for a hammer price of GBP 460. Totals: GBP 592. R 13,590. AUD 1,080. NZD 1,160. CAD 960. USD 700. EUR 660
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