JEWELLERY, FINE & APPLIED ART AUCTION Tuesday, 16 August 2022 - 10:00 AM start
A Queen's South Africa medal, with five clasps and ribbon
Absentee bidding for this lot closes Tuesday, 16 August 9:00 AM (NZST)
to 181439 AB John Francis Johns, HMS Philomel. Clasps Laings Nek, Transvaal, Relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State and Tugela Heights. Johns served on various Imperial RN vessels between 1894 and 1901. He is listed in the 1899 Nominal roll of men who were landed for service ashore in SA with the naval guns. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C975024 Philomel was engaged in ops Oct 1899-March 1901. She was transferred to New Zealand in 1913 as a training cruiser to form the nucleus of the newly established New Zealand Naval Forces and was active through WWI.