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№ 729


17 September 2004

Hammer Price:

South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1877-8 (W. Peel, A.B. H.M.S. “Active”) together with a small silver locket containing a photograph and lock of hair believed to be those of the recipient, toned, brilliant extremely fine and a rare casualty £600-800

Only 76 clasps with these dates to the Royal Navy, all to H.M.S. Active.

Able Seaman William Peel was wounded by a bullet in the left foot on 29 January 1878, in the Transkei.