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

Date of Auction: 10th November 2021

Sold for £360

Estimate: £200 - £240

Four: Squadron Sergeant Major J. C. Thornley, 14th Hussars

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, South Africa 1901, date clasps affixed with unofficial rivets in this order (4234 Pte. J. C. Thornley. 14th. Hussars.); British War and Victory Medals (W.O. Cl.2. J. C. Thornley. 14-Hrs.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (4-47634 Sq: S.Mjr: J. C. Thornley. 14/Hrs:) mounted as worn, very fine (4) £200-£240


John Charles Thornley was born in Liverpool in 1881 and attested there for the 14th Hussars on 14 October 1899, having previously served in the Militia. He served with the Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War from 19 October 1900 to 2 March 1902, and subsequently in India from 5 September 1906 to 8 January 1916. He served with the 14th Hussars during the Great War in Mesopotamia from 8 January 1916 to 26 September 1916, and took part in the Relief of Kut. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 1 October 1918, and was discharged in the rank of Squadron Sergeant Major at Canterbury on 31 July 1922.

Sold with copied research and medal roll extracts.