Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 November 2021)

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £240

Estimate: £240 - £280

Family Group:

Pair: Sergeant W. Palmer, Army Service Corps
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Orange Free State (9693 Sejt. W. Palmer, A.S.C.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (9693 Sjt: W. Palmer. A.S.C.) good very fine

Army Meritorious Service Medal, E.VII.R. (2/Cl. S.Sjt: W. Palmer. A.S.C.) obverse polished, nearly very fine, the reverse better (3) £240-£280


9693 Sergeant William Palmer was born in Woolwich, Kent, in 1875 and attested there or the Army Service Corps on 1 November 1890. He served with them in South Africa during the Boer War from 6 October 1899 and was promoted Sergeant on 1 May 1900., before being invalided to England on 11 June 1900. He was discharged to pension on 31 October 1913, after 23 years’ service, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal per Army Order 99 of 1914.

796 Staff Sergeant William Palmer, the father of 9693 Sergeant W. Palmer, was born in Southwark, London, and attested for the Military Train on 23 February 1858. Advanced Sergeant on 9 July 1867, he transferred to the Army Service Corps on 23 February 1870, and was appointed Second Class Staff Sergeant on 18 October 1877. He was discharged on 29 October 1878, and was awarded his Meritorious Service Medal, together with an Annuity of £10, on 2 April 1909.

Sold with copied service papers.