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Medals to the Royal Artillery 1 year 7 months ago #86971

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The group to General Karslake sold yesterday for a hammer price of £6,500. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £8,372. R164,400. Au$14,270. Can$12,410. US$9,190

His miniatures sold for a hammer price of £1,600. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £2,061. R40,500. Au$3,510. Can$3,060. US$2,260
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Medals to the Royal Artillery 1 year 4 months ago #88440

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QSA (5) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (Lieut. W. A. Clayton. Hants. & I. of W. R.G.A.);
AGS 1902 (1) N. Nigeria 1906 (Lieut: W. A. Clayton. R.F.A.);
1914-15 Star (Capt: W. A. Clayton. R.F.A.);
British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaves (Major. W. A. Clayton.)

William Arthur Clayton was born in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, in 1881 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Duke of Connaught’s Own Hampshire and Isle of Wight Royal Garrison Artillery Militia on 12 May 1900. He served with them in South Africa during the Boer War, and was commissioned into the Regular Forces on 16 November 1901. He saw further service with No. 2 Battery Artillery, Northern Nigeria Regiment, during the operations in Northern Nigeria in 1906, and having transferred to the Territorial Force was appointed Adjutant of the 2nd Wessex (Howitzer) Brigade, R.F.A., on 21 November 1913.

Clayton served during the Great War, departing from Southampton to India on 9 October 1914, and then in the Aden theatre of War from 20 October 1915. For his services with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force he was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 15 August 1917), and was promoted Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel (London Gazette 25 August 1917). He served the rest of the War in Darjeeling, and was placed on the half-pay list on account of ill-health on 10 May 1922.

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There is a good selection of QSAs to the RA, RFA and RGA in the next Noonan's sale: www.noonans.co.uk/auctions/calendar/670/catalogue/
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MBE (Military) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1918, in Garrard, London, case of issue;
QSA (4) Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, Orange Free State, unofficial retaining rod between third and fourth clasps (86201 Cpl. H. Gray, R.F.A.);
KSA (2) (86201 Serjt: H. Gray. R.F.A.);
BWM and VM (Lieut. H. C. Gray.)

MBE LG 18 November 1917: T./Lieutenant Herbert Chester Gray, Royal Field Artillery (For an act of gallantry not in the presence of the enemy)
‘For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders.’

Herbert Chester Gray ‘served in the South Africa War and took part in the defence of Ladysmith, being mentioned in the late General St. George White’s Despatch for services during the siege.

He rejoined on the outbreak of War, having retired with the rank of Sergeant Major, and was promoted for good service. He was Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig, and was wounded on the Somme, having his horse was shot from under him.’ (Northampton Independent, 21 December 1918 refers).

Gray was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 9 May 1915, and served during the Great War on the Western Front with the 30th Division from July 1916.
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IGS 1895 (3) Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Samana 1897, Tirah 1897-98 (8186 Gunr. A. Robins 11th Fd. By: R.A.);
QSA (3) Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast (8186 Gnr. A. Robins, R.F.A.);
KSA (2) (8186 Gnr: A. Robins. R.F.A.)
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Sudan (90699 Dvr. H. Woods. R.A.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (90699 Br: H. Wood, R.F.A.);
KSA (2) (90699 Bomb: H. Wood. Pom Poms Sec: R.A.);
BWM and VM (44048 Bmbr. H. Wood. R.A.);
Khedive Sudan (1) Khartoum (90699 Driver H. Wood. 32 F.B. R.A.) contemporarily impressed naming

32 Field Battery R.A. was equipped with 15-pdr rifled muzzle-loading guns and was positioned in the centre of the Zariba at Omdurman with the 8000 strong British Division. It was the first unit to open fire against the Dervishes at 6.25am on the morning of the battle, at a range of 2,700 yards. Bombardier Wood served in “H” Section Pom Poms R.F.A. during the Boer War, attached from 1st Divisional Ammunition Column.
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