W Woolmore Collection Anglo Boer War Medals - Aust. S

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Lot 3218    SESSION 12 (11.30AM THURSDAY 1ST AUGUST)    W Woolmore Collection Anglo Boer War Medals - Aust. Sin

Estimate $2,500
SOLD $3,000

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL 1899, (type 2 reverse), - five clasps - Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, attached at the top of the ribbon is a plaque inscribed, 'DEFENCE OF/ELANDS RIVER/AUGUST 1900'.295. Tpr G.Sutherland. C.B.C. Impressed. Hairlines, otherwise good very fine.

Unit medal roll indicates entitlement to additional clasps for Johannesburg and Relief of Mafeking.

George Sutherland of Armidale, C Sqn NSW Citizens' Bushmen; contingent comprised 30 officers and 495 other ranks; Emb.28Feb1900; RTA 09May1901; Disemb.11Jun1901 at Sydney, NSW.

The Siege of Eland's River, 4 to 16 August 1900 was one of the fiercest battles fought during the Anglo-Boer War when a very strong force of Boers under the command of General J.H. De La Rey surrounded a much smaller force of mainly Australian and Rhodesian soldiers who courageously defended the garrison and withstood the siege.

With copies of unit medal rolls.

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