Lot Archive


№ 27


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

Three: Private S. Pickles, West Riding Regiment (Burma Mounted Infantry) and Yorkshire Dragoons

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902,5 clasps, Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (3182 Pte., W. Riding Regt.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (3718 Pte., York. Dns.) very fine (3)

The Regimental History states that the 2nd Battalion of the Dukes, at Rangoon, sent a company of five officers and 103 other ranks, under Captain J.A.C. Gibbs, to join what was known as the Burma Mounted Infantry Regiment, drawn from the four infantry battalions stationed in that country. These were 2nd Staffs, 2nd Essex, 2nd Durh. LI. and 2nd W. Riding Regiment.