Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Three: Private C. E. Maynard, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal (4482 Pte. C. E. Maynard, 1st L.N. Lanc. Regt.); King's South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (4482 Pte. C. Maynard. L.N. Lanc. Regt.); Mayor of Kimberley's Star 1899-1900, reverse bearing date hallmark 'b' for Alfred Darby, Birmingham 1901, unnamed as issued, lacking top suspension, mounted as worn, light contact marks and edge bruising, generally very fine (3)
C. E. Maynard served as a Private with the 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during the Boer War, initially stationed at Cape Town. On 18 September 1899, one wing of the Battalion was sent north to protect the diamond town of Kimberley, vulnerably situated near the border with the Orange Free State. Declaring war on 11 October, the Boers crossed into Cape Colony and laid siege to Kimberley for four months. As the only regular British regiment in the town, the Loyals were pivotal to its defence.
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