Lot Archive


№ 348


4 December 1991

Hammer Price:

Pair: Sergeant A.O. Eyke, South African Constabulary, late 8th Hussars, servant to General Bristow

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (3016 Pte., 8/Hussars) initial given as 'G' only; KING'S SOUTH AFRICA, 2 clasps (2917 Serjt., S.A.C.), suspension slack on first, nearly very fine (2)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The AA Upfill-Brown Collection.

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The medal rolls note that Private Eyke was servant to General Bristow before joining the South African Constabulary with whom he served from 1 May, 1901, to 31 May, 1902, when he was discharged by purchase. He was born in the Parish of St. Andrew's, near Hereford, and was a butcher by trade. He enlisted for the 15th Hussars in 1892 and served with them for seven years before being transferred to the Army Reserve. He was recalled six months later and posted to the 8th Hussars shortly after the outbreak of the Boer War.