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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £700

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Paardeberg, Driefontein (174407. Sto: G. West. H.M.S. Powerful.) engraved naming, extremely fine £500-£700


Only 28 four-clasp medals awarded to H.M.S. Powerful, all but one with this combination of clasps.

George West was born in Gravesend, Kent, on 11 December 1871, and joined the Royal Navy on 1 July 1893. He served in H.M.S. Powerful from 15 September 1899 to 8 June 1900, before purchasing his discharge on 30 May 1901.