QSA (3) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange Free State (12998 Bugr. H. Cunningham. 51st Coy. 19th Imp: Yeo:), top clasp a tailor's copy;
KSA (2) (12998 Bglr: H. Cunningham. Imp: Yeo:), both mounted as worn with silver top riband bars engraved 'Henry Cunningham'
WW1 GV reverse engraved (A/Major John Sims Woolley RGA June 1st 1917);
QSA (3) Relief of Mafeking, OFS, Transvaal re-named in capitals to (13478 Tpr J.S. Woolley 73rd Coy I.Y.);
1914-15 Star (Lieut J.S. Woolley L.Gds);
BWM and Victory Medal (Major J.S. Woolley)
With matching set of swing mounted miniatures. His miniature QSA has the same three clasps
Warwick and Warwick say 'His MC was announced in the London Gazette dated 1st January 1918. With copied QSA rolls, MIC, LG and Army List, on the QSA rolls he is shown as entitled to clasps Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 serving with 73rd Coy IY (2 numbers as 13478 and 13485), appointed 2nd Lieut 29/9/14 from Special Reserve, landed France with 1st Life Guards 30/11/14, promoted Lieut 9/5/15, T/Capt 12/1/16 while commanding a Section of Divisional Ammunition Column, Capt 12/6/16 with RGA, later A/Maj, address on MIC Caerleon, Monmouthshire. Sold on behalf of the family, never before on the market.'
CC and Tr on WO100/128p46
SA01 listed on WO100/128p54
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, Transvaal clasp a tailor’s copy, and date clasp loose on riband, as issued (4191 Pte. R. G. Roberts, 30th. Coy. 9th. Imp. Yeo.),
Together with the related miniature award, with clasps Transvaal, Orange River Colony, Cape Colony; together with a Carnarvon tribute medal, gold (9ct., 14.40g), hallmarks for Birmingham 1901, the reverse engraved ‘Presented by the Burgesses of Carnarvon to Trooper R. Gordon-Roberts, 30th. Coy 9th. Batt Imperial Yeomanry (Pembrokeshire) on his Return from Active Service in the South African campaign July 1901’; and Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom tribute medallion, bronze, the reverse impressed ‘Presented by the President of the Society, Sir Albert Kaye Rollit, LLD., DCL, MP, and the Vice President, John Edward Gray Hill, Esq., to Solicitors and Articled Clerks who served in the South African Campaign, 1899-1902, and who were entertained by the Society at a Banquet in it Hall on December 18th 1902.’, about extremely fine; the two tribute medals both rare and unrecorded by Hibbard.
Richard Gordon-Roberts was born in Llanbeblig, Carnavon, in 1870 and was a solicitor by profession He attested for the Imperial Yeomanry at Tenby on 13 February 1900, and served with the the 30th (Pembrokeshire) Company, 9th Battalion, in South Africa during the Boer War from 14 March 1900 to 8 July 1901. He was discharged on 7 August 1901, after 1 year and 175 days’ service, and subsequently served as a solicitor in Anglesey. He died in Liverpool on 10 December 1957.
Sold with a renamed King’s South Africa Medal 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4191 Pte. R. G. Roberts. 30th. Coy. 9th. Imp. Yeo.) contemporarily re-engraved naming [note: the recipient is not entitled to the K.S.A.]; an Association of Conservative Clubs Medal, gilt and enamel, the reverse engraved ‘R. Gordon-Roberts 1902’, with ‘Five Years’ riband bar and ‘Distinguished Service’ top brooch bar; a Pitt Club Medal, silver-gilt, with cameo portrait to obverse the reverse engraved ‘Menai. Robt. Roberts of Garn Esq.’; various British Red Cross Society Medals awarded to a family member, two named to ‘E. G. Roberts’, in various named card boxes of issue; together with a card identity disc ‘G-Roberts E. B.R.C.S. Anglesey 4’ and various shoulder rank insignia with ‘Red Cross 4 Anglesey’ unit insignia; and other ephemera, including a bullet mounted as a charm, with a silver band around inscribed ‘In memory of S.T.’
Sold for a hammer price of £3,800. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £4,894. R99,400. Au$8,340. Can$7,870. US$5,800.
QSA (4) Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between third and fourth clasps (8688 Cpl. J. Hamilton. 18th. Coy. 6th. Impl: Yeo:).
John Hamilton attested for the Imperial Yeomanry and served with the 18th (Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow and Lower Ward of Lanark) Company, 6th Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War.
Sold with the recipient’s flask, the lower steel part engraved ‘John Hamilton, Helensburgh’; the recipient’s telescope, by J. Brown, 76 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, in original leather carry case; a silver pocket watch, with Roman numerals and separate second dial, uninscribed, in a fitted Robert Anderson, 13 Exchange Place, Glasgow, case, with hallmarked silver chain and a ‘Scottish Band of Hope Union’ silver fob; a decorative miniature Colt pistol; and a portrait photograph of the recipient.
Sold for a hammer price of £460. Totals (inc VAT for UK only): £592. R12,000. Au$1,010. Can$950. US$700.
DCM GV (1155 Pte. P. A. Guest. 24 Lond: Regt.-T.F.);
QSA (4) South Africa 1901, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal (15449 Tpr: P. A. Guest, 75th Coy. 18th Imp: Yeo:) clasps mounted in order listed with unofficial rivets between first two clasps;
1914-15 Star (1155. Pte. P. A. Guest. 24-Lond. R.);
BWM and VM with MID oak leaves (1155 Pte. P. A. Guest. 24-Lond. R.);
Territorial Efficiency Medal, GV (6779760 Cpl. P. A. Guest. DCM 24-Lond. R.)
Together with silver and enamel regimental award ‘Bayonet Fighting 1913, Class “B”, Lce. Corpl. P. Guest, “A” Co.’,
DCM London Gazette 14 January 1916; citation published 11 March 1916: ‘For conspicuous gallantry. Throughout the attack on an enemy trench he led, with great skill and bravery, a party of men against a machine gun.’
Annotated gazette states: ‘Givenchy, 25-26 May 1915.’
MID London Gazette 1 January 1916 (Field-Marshal French’s despatch of 15 October 1915).
Percy Albert Guest served in South Africa during the Boer War with the 75th Company (Sharpshooters) 18th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (Medal with 4 clasps, roll confirms). He served with the 24th London Regiment (T.F.) in France from 16 March 1915.
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, unofficial rivets between state and date clasps (Lt. The Hon. R. Grosvenor. 21 Co. 2/Impl. Yeo.) engraved naming;
Jubilee 1897, silver, unnamed as issued.
Robert Victor Grosvenor, 3rd Baron Ebury, was born in Beachampton, Buckinghamshire, on 28 June 1868, the son of Robert Wellesley Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury, and served initially as a lieutenant with the 13th Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps, being awarded the Diamond Jubilee Medal in that capacity.
He served with the 21st (Cheshire) Company, 2nd Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa during the Boer War, the company being commanded by his cousin, Major Lord Arthur Grosvenor, before returning to England on 21 June 1901.
He succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Ebury on 13 November 1918, and died without issue at Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on 5 November 1921, being succeeded to the barony by his brother.