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20 August 2020

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The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

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№ 661


20 August 2020

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The City of London Imperial Volunteers tribute medallion awarded to the Ven. Dr. William M. Sinclair, Archdeacon of London

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 ‘The Ven. Wm. M Sinclair DD Oxon Archdeacon of London’ in somewhat damaged fitted and embossed case of issue, extremely fine £100-£140

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

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William MacDonald Sinclair was an eminent Anglican priest and author. Born into an ecclesiastical family on 3 June 1850, he was educated at Repton and Balliol College, Oxford. Ordained in 1876, he was appointed Archdeacon of London in 1889 and was appointed Acting Chaplain to the 21st Middlesex (Volunteer) Battalion on 31 January 1900. An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he died on 4 December 1917.