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20 August 2020

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The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

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№ 578


20 August 2020

Hammer Price:

City of London Imperial Volunteers for South Africa 1899-1900 Medallion, 76mm, bronze, the obverse featuring a seated female figure with sword, presenting the freedom of the city to a uniformed man in the City Imperial Volunteers, the reverse featuring the radiant sun of the British Empire shining behind a hill which is surmounted by a tall staff flying the Union Flag and C.I.V. Flag, guarded by two guns, the edge inscribed in large capitals ‘P. Croft. Lieut. C.I.V.polished, good fine £160-£200

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria.

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Peter Croft was born at Saddington, Market Harborough, Leicestershire in 1873 and was educated at Rugby School. A shipping broker by occupation, measuring 6 feet 3 inches in height and weighing 15 stone, he joined the Artists Rifles in February 1892 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1897. He served as a Lieutenant with the Artists Rifles’ contingent in South Africa during the Boer War with “G” Company in the Infantry Battalion, City Imperial Volunteers.

Remaining in South Africa, Croft served as Second Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps from 25 July 1900 and Lieutenant from 1 November 1901, retiring in 1903. He settled in South Africa and died at Kuilput, Free State in 1947.