Lot Archive


№ 107


4 December 1991

Hammer Price:

QUEEN'S SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Wepener (398 Ar. Sjt. W. D. Finlayson, Brabant's Horse), two edge bruises, otherwise very fine

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

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Wilfred David Finlayson joined Brabant's Horse in November, 1899, having seen previous service in the Shanghai Volunteers. He was present with the regiment at Wepener, his discharge papers, dated 5 November, 1901, noting that all his equipment and clothing was lost in action at Wepener. At the time of his discharge he held the rank of Sergeant Major but shortly after joined the Kimberley Horse as a Lieutenant. With that regiment it would appear that he was entitled to three further clasps for Cape Colony, Transvaal and Wittebergen.