​ A potentially interesting and rare combination South Africa Boer War and Swedish Royal Household Medal of King Gustav V pair awarded to Guardsman J. Howard, Coldstream Guards, who is believed to have served as an Embassy Guard to the Swedish Embassy in London during the Great War.

Price: £350


Product ID: CMA/21527
Condition: heavy contact wear and polishing, hence only Fine.
Availability: IN STOCK
Description:

A potentially interesting and rare combination South Africa Boer War and Swedish Royal Household Medal of King Gustav V pair awarded to Guardsman J. Howard, Coldstream Guards, who is believed to have served as an Embassy Guard to the Swedish Embassy in London during the Great War.

Queen’s South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 3 Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg; (2180 PTE J. HOWARD. CLDSTM: GDS.); Sweden: Royal Household Medal of King Gustav V, large 1st type with early crown, silver.
Condition: heavy contact wear and polishing, hence only Fine.

Awarded to Guardsman (No.2180) J. Howard, Coldstream Guards, who saw service in South Africa during the Boer War on operations in the Cape Colony, the Orange Free State, and at Johannesburg on 31st May 1900. Howard is believed to have later served as an Embassy Guard with the Swedish Embassy in London during the Great War, and was subsequently awarded the Royal Household Medal of King Gustav V. Both medals have been mounted and worn together for a long time, and though his award is not gazetted, we are confident that he received this.


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