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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £150

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (T. Sellen, Ch: Sto: H.M.S. Sappho) small impressed naming, good very fine £100-£140


Thomas Sellen was born in Rochester, Kent, on 11 May 1862, and joined the Royal Navy on 13 January 1883. Advanced Chief Stoker on 28 October 1895, he served in H.M.S. Sappho from 18 August to 18 September 1900. Shore pensioned on 15 June 1903, he was recalled for Great War service on 2 August 1914, and served in various shore based establishments, until being shore demobilised on 22 April 1919.