A very rare South Africa Boer War Children of Canada Donation Royal Commissioners of the Patriotic Fund Presentation Portrait of Queen Victoria which accompanied a donation of One Sovereign gifted to the child of a deceased soldier, this one being inscribed to Ephraim Edward Cox, son of Private Ernest W. Cox, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action on 11th December 1899 at the Battle of Magersfontein, South Africa, he being initially shown as missing in action, and believed to have been buried by the Boers. Printed by W.G. Baird Limited, A

Price: £145.00


Product ID: CMA/25463
Condition: slightly faded, overall reasonable condition.
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A very rare South Africa Boer War Children of Canada Donation Royal Commissioners of the Patriotic Fund Presentation Portrait of Queen Victoria which accompanied a donation of One Sovereign gifted to the child of a deceased soldier, this one being inscribed to Ephraim Edward Cox, son of Private Ernest W. Cox, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action on 11th December 1899 at the Battle of Magersfontein, South Africa, he being initially shown as missing in action, and believed to have been buried by the Boers. Printed by W.G. Baird Limited, Art Printers, London and Belfast, with the printed image of the Lafayette portrait of Queen Victoria, stating that she had died on 22nd January 1901. This framed in an old period frame.
Condition: slightly faded, overall reasonable condition.
The Children of Canada gifted a sum to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, who on her death requested that the fund be made over to the Patriotic Fund Commissioners for the benefit of the sufferers of the war in South Africa. This one was issued to Ephraim Edward Cox, son of Private (No.8342) Ernest W. Cox, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who is listed as missing in action on 11th December 1899 during the Battle of Magersfontein. The casualty roll states that he is believed to have been killed and buried by the Boers.