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Auction: Auction 05.06.2013
was auctioned on: 5 June 2013
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QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1899-1901, 3rd type reverse, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, …

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Estimate: £250 - £300
ca. US$387 - US$464
Price realised:  £260
ca. US$402
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QUEEN’S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL, 1899-1901, 3rd type reverse, 4 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (4037 Pte H. Hind, 16th Lancers); officially impressed. Lightly toned, a few tiny marks and light hairlines, otherwise a lustrous extremely fine. Private Harold Hind served in South Africa during the Second Boer War as a Private in the 16th (Queen’s) Lancers. This cavalry regiment served with much distinction, taking part in the battles of Paardeberg and Diamond Hill, and played a central role during the Relief of Kimberley. Private Hind is recorded as having died of wounds on the 1st of January 1902 at Woodstock, South Africa, at the age of 28. Given the date of his death, it appears likely that he was present and indeed wounded during a Boer attack on a convoy near Clanwilliam & Calvinia, Cape Colony, on the 22nd & 23rd of December 1901. On this occasion, the 16th Lancers charged the enemy in defence of the convoy, and broke them, but in doing so suffered the loss of 2nd Lieutenant Edward Younger, who was mortally wounded, as well as 3 men killed and 13 wounded. Sold with copy QSA roll confirming the above clasps, copy KSA roll mention, noted in the remarks column ‘deceased’, and casualty report confirming his dying of wounds at Woodstock, South Africa, but not giving specific details as regards the action in which he was wounded.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Auction 05.06.2013
Date of the auction: 5 Jun 2013
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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United Kingdom
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