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Sold on 16 July 2020

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A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals to the Royal Navy


№ 607


16 July 2020

Hammer Price:

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (W. D. Taylerson, Sig. Boy., H.M.S. Forte.) large impressed naming, edge bruise, light pitting and contact marks, nearly very fine £80-£120

William Dan Coningsby Taylerson was born in Hackney, London, on 28 November 1884, and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 29 January 1900. He served in H.M.S. Forte from 9 April 1902 to 16 February 1905, and was advanced Signalman on 29 November 1902. Advanced Petty Officer Telegraphist on 17 January 1908, he served during the Great War in H.M.S. Lowestoft, was advanced Chief Petty Officer on 19 January 1917, and was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 13 December of that year. He was shore pensioned on 9 January 1922.