A Queen's South Africa medal, (1899-1902)

Lot 1 (Medals & Militaria with Country Pursuits, 13th December 2019)

Sold for £680

Lot details

A Queen's South Africa medal, (1899-1902) 2nd type reverse with ghost dates, having S.A. 1901, Laing's Nek, Transvaal, Relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State and Tugela Heights clasps, naming 5588 Pte. H. SNOW 2/Dorset Reg.

5588 Private H. Snow was killed in action 26/09/1901 in the battle at Itala Mountain, included in this lot are letters from Captain Cecil Alured Rowley D.S.O., the first dated 4/10/01 informing Snow's mother of his death "whilst gallantly repelling an attack of the Boers on the English position, he is buried with six others on the top of Itala Mountain."

The second dated 10/12/01 in which he reassures Snow's mother of his conduct "It was very satisfactory and he always did his best to do his duty. He died doing his duty on Itala Mountain when the party in which he belonged was surrounded by the Boers he fought on until shot from behind by a Boer."

To be sold with a formation patch and buttons, contained in a Queen's S.A. Christmas gift tin.


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