On the LSGC 4729 SJT. A. SPEAR DEVON REGT. The shooting medal, on one side says THE ARMY RIFLE ASSOCIATION. On the other side.. THE QUEEN VICTORIA CUP 1913 3RD BATTn DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT. Around the rim SERGEANT A. SPEAR. Naming is impressed on both medals. Cannot add photos as useless technology, will ask my daughter to help sometime, sorry.
Yesterday, DNW sold the QSA (4) Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Transvaal (198 Tpr: B. Wells. Imp: Lt. Horse) for a hammer price of £460. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £592. R11,700. Au$1,000. Can$1,000. US$800
IGS 1895 (1) Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (3595 Pte. F. J. Tarr 1st Bn. Devon: Regt.);
QSA (3) Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith, Belfast (3595 Pte. F. Tarr, Devon: Regt.);
King's South Africa 1901-02, (2) South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3595 Pte. F. J. Tarr. Devon: Regt.);
BWM and VM (629487 Spr. F. Tarr. C.R.T.)
Frank Tarr was born on 16 June 1873 at Cardiff, Wales and served with the 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment on the Punjab Frontier and in the Boer War.
Having emigrated to Canada to take up work as a miner, Tarr was also a member of the 6th (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles) Militia. He re-enlisted for service whilst living at 2104, 10th Avenue East, Vancouver and served in France with the 9th Canadian Railway Troops from 16 April 1916. Suffering multiple bouts of rheumatism and then flu, he was discharged on 7 July 1918; his full Canadian Service Record (60 pages) is available via:
Sold for a hammer price of £580. Totals (inc VAT on the commission for the UK only): £719. R14,300. Au$1,260. Can$1,200. US$930