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

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £550

Estimate: £300 - £400

Nine: Farrier Staff Sergeant G. Brockway, 13th Hussars

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (3688. Cpl: Sh. Sth. G. Brockway. 13/Hrs.) engraved naming; King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (3688. Corpl: Shg: Sth: G. Brockway. 13th. Hussars.); 1914-15 Star (5688 Far. S.Sjt. C. Broxkway. 13-Hrs.); British War and Victory Medals (5688 [sic] S.Sjt. G. Brockway. 13-Hrs.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Delhi Durbar 1911, silver, unnamed as issued; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (3688 F.S. Sjt: G. Brockway. 13/Hrs.) contact marks, generally very fine and better (9) £300-£400


George Brockway was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1877 and attested for the 13th Hussars at Yeovil on 1 January 1896. He served with the Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War from 10 November 1899 to 20 October 1902, and was promoted Corporal Shoeing Smith on 15 June 1900. Advanced Sergeant Farrier on 1 October 1903, he served in India from 8 September 1904, and was promoted Farrier Staff Sergeant on 1 October 1906. He served during the Great War on the Western Front, disembarking at Marseilles from Bombay on 15 December 1914, and had various spells in hospital suffering from Malaria and other diseases. Posted to the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry on 10 August 1915, he served the rest of the War at home, and was finally discharged on 17 October 1919, after 23 years and 290 days’ service.

Sold with copied record of service and medal roll extracts.