A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th October 2020

Sold for £850

Estimate: £300 - £400

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3371 Pte. J. Halford 1st Gloucester Regt.) lugs removed from top clasp, light edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise very fine and rare to regiment £300-£400


Joseph John Halford was born in the Parish of Pendeck, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and enlisted for the Gloucestershire Regiment at Bristol on 21 September 1891, aged 18 years 6 months, a collier by trade. He served abroad at Malta, 2 years from November 1893; Egypt, November 1895 to February 1897; India, February 1897 to March 1899; and in South Africa, January 1900 to May 1903. Private Halford served as a signaller with the Tirah Expeditionary Force 1897-98 and received the medal with 2 clasps. He transferred to the Army Reserve in March 1899 but was recalled for service during the Boer War, receiving the Queen’s medal with clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, and the King’s Medal with 2 clasps. Sold with copied discharge papers which confirm medals and clasps, and copied medal roll extracts for Q.S.A. and K.S.A.