QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (91 Pte E. A. W. Milroy. C.I.V.)
Edward Andrew Wallace Milroy was born at Marylebone, Middlesex on 6 May 1873 the son of Reverend Andrew Wallace Milroy and Mary Elizabeth Rosher. Leaving Winchester on 18 October 1892 he attended Balliol College, Oxford before embarking upon a career in the legal profession. He joined the Inns of Court Rifle Volunteer Corps on 22 March 1897 shortly before they became the 14th Middlesex City of London Imperial Volunteers.
He took part in the Second Boer War with 2nd Mounted Infantry before returning to England. By 1910 he was a partner in a law firm by the name of Monier-Williams, Robinson & Milroy in London while living in Wimbledon.
He married Alice Shoberl at Kingston, Surrey in 1919. Milroy died late in 1966 at St. Martins Hospital, Bath
QSA (5) Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Belfast (1179 Pte. T. J. Beynon, CIV);
1914-15 Star (L-27394 Gnr. T. J. Benyon. R.F.A.);
BWM 1914-20 (L-27394 Gnr. T. J. Beynon. R.A.) with damaged named card box of issue;
[ VM ];
Memorial Plaque (Theophilus John Beynon);
together with a Masonic Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee 1837-97 medal by Kenning London, silver-gilt, enamel and brilliants, with top bar and pin, missing 5 brilliants;
and a St. James Union Lodge 1787 Medal with No. 180 clasp and top bar with pin, silver, hallmarks for London 1895, and enamel, reverse engraved, ‘G. J. Taylor W. M. to John Beynon 1895’
Theophilus John Beynon was born in 1879 in Holloway, London, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Beynon and was a resident of Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. He joined the 1st City of London Artillery Volunteers in 1898 and was ranked Bombardier before he then served with No. 2 Company of the Mounted Infantry, City of London Imperial Volunteers in South Africa during the Boer War. On his return a complimentary ‘Return of the CIV’ dinner was held in honour of him and Private G. Young at the Assembly Rooms, Pembroke, 5 November 1900. Each of them was presented with an engraved silver cigarette case.
Benyon served with the Royal Field Artillery during the Great War on the Western Front from 28 November 1915 and was killed in action on 26 May 1917 whilst serving with the X/6th Trench Mortar Battery.
He was the husband of Gertrude L. Beynon, of 11, Kemble Road, Forest Hill, London and is buried in Philosophe British Cemetery, Marzingarbe, France.
Note: All CIV recipients of the Belfast clasp served in No. 2 Company of the Mounted Infantry.
Sold with the following: Two studio portrait photographs of the recipient in CIV uniform taken by the London Stereoscopic Company; Order of Service for CIV Farewell Service held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on 12 January 1900; City Press Illustrated CIV souvenir publications Nos. 2 and 3, the former containing portrait photograph of the recipient; CIV ‘Welcome by the City of London Corporation’ dinner menu, dated 27 October 1900; Programme for ‘Return of the CIV Complementary Dinner to Privates G. Young and Theo Beynon at the Assembly Rooms, Pembroke, November 5th 1900’; ‘(Late) CIV Programme of Concert at Guildhall, December 12th 1908’; photograph, 205mm x 153mm, of section of 1st City of London Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers, featuring the recipient wearing QSA medal; Newspaper pages from the Free Press and Economic Advertiser, 2 November 1900 and the Pembrokeshire Times, 8 November 1900 with articles describing the homecoming of the recipient from the Boer War and the welcome reception given in his honour at the Pembrokeshire Assembly Rooms respectively; an original copy of the recipient’s marriage certificate dated, 21 February 1903; Royal Artillery collar badge; book register - The War Graves of the British Empire Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France; and a quantity of other family photographs, postcards and ephemera.