A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £170

Estimate: £140 - £180

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (C. A. Sneyd, Pte. R.M., H.M.S. Pearl.) large impressed naming, very fine £140-£180


Provenance: Captain K. J. Douglas-Morris Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, February 1997.

Approximately 203 medals awarded to H.M.S. Pearl.

C. Albert Sneyd was born in Hackney, London, on 18 January 1881, and was a doll maker before joining the Royal Marines on 28 December 1898. He was discharged on 20 January 1911 on completion of his 12 year engagement, and enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve at Chatham on 21 January 1911. He was mobilised in August 1914 to serve at the Chatham Headquarters until joining the S.S. Channel Queen in April 1915. He transferred to H.M.S. President III in November 1915 for service with defensively armed merchant ships, and continued to serve in this capacity until demobilised on 26 March 1919.