A fine South Africa Boer War, Great War 1914 Old Contemptible’s and Delhi Durbar 1911 group awarded to Acting Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant C.F. Elliott, 17th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers, later Indian Unattached List, who saw service during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony, he was on attachment out in India with the 32nd Divisional Signalling Company, Indian Sappers and Miners when he was awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal in 1911, and then went on to see service out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 26th September 1914.
Group of 5: Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 Clasps: Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902; (5415 PTE. C.F. ELLIOTT. 17TH LANCERS.); 1914 Star; (5415 SJT C F ELLIOTT. 17/LRS.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (L-5415 A.SQ.Q.M.SJT.C.F. ELLIOTT. 17-LRS.); Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 in Silver, named in engraved style; (5415 PTE: C.F. ELLIOTT 32 (D.S.) CO. S&M ‘I’)
Condition: some contact wear specifically to first, Very Fine.
Charles F. Elliott saw service with the British Army as a Private (No.5415) with the 17th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers, and was present during the Boer War in South Africa, being present on operations in the Cape Colony. Elliott appears to then have seen service out in India on attachment as a Private with the 32nd Divisional Signalling Company, Indian Sappers and Miners, and was awarded the Delhi Durbar Medal in 1911.
Elliott then saw service during the Great War as a Sergeant back with the 17th Lancers, and was present out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 26th September 1914, and was eventually promoted to Acting Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant before later transferring to the Corps of Hussars. Elliott ended up serving with the Indian Unattached List.