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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £190

Estimate: £160 - £200

Pair: Chief Engine Room Artificer J. Wright, Royal Navy

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (J. Wright, Ch: E.R.A. H.M.S. Racoon) small impressed naming; Royal Navy L.S. & G.C., E.VII.R. (132385 John Wright, Ch. E.R.A., H.M.S. Pembroke.) good very fine (2) £160-£200

Footnote

Approximately 178 medals awarded to H.M.S. Racoon.

John Wright was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 28 April 1859, and joined the Royal Navy on 28 April 1885. Advanced Chief Engine Room Artificer on 1 February 1897, he served in H.M.S. Racoon from 1 February 1898 to 6 July 1901. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 27 April 1906, and was shore pensioned on 8 May 1907.