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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 87

(x) South Africa 1877-79, 1 clasp, 1879 (2nd. Lieut. J. D. M. Williams. 1-24th. Foot.), miniscule pawnbroker's mark to clasp facing, minor edge nicks, very fine

John Douglas Montagu Williams was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Foot in August 1878 and joined the 1st Battalion 24th Foot in succession to Lieutenant C. W. Cavaye, who was killed in action at the battle of Isandhlwana, 22 January 1879. He subsequently served '...throughout the latter phase of the war, taking part in the march to Ulundi'.

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