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

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £180

Estimate: £100 - £140

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (W. Wingate, Ch: Sto: H.M.S. Tartar) small impressed naming, good very fine £100-£140


Approximately 195 medals awarded to H.M.S. Tartar.

William Wingate was born in Barking, London, on 10 July 1860, and joined the Royal Navy on 20 August 1878. Advanced Leading Stoker on 1 January 1895, he served in H.M.S. Tartar from 19 May 1898 to 7 March 1901, and was promoted Chief Stoker on 3 March 1899. He was shore pensioned on 16 July 1901, and joined the Royal Fleet Reserve the following day. He was recalled for Great War service on 2 August 1914, and served in H.M.S. Brilliant from 1 April to 23 September 1915, with the rest of the War spent borne on the books of H.M.S. Pembroke II. He was shore demobilised on 4 March 1919.