djb wrote: The four Wepener QSAs in this week's Spink sale, including one casualty and two officers' medals:
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (Lieut: A. E. Judd. Driscoll’s Scts.), good very fine and a rare casualty £500-600
Alex Edwin Judd was severely wounded at Wepener on 8 April 1900, whilst serving with Driscoll’s Scouts. He died of his wounds on 24 April 1900. Starting as a small unit serving with the Colonial Division, just 56 men from Driscoll’s Scouts were present at the siege of Wepener, under Captain Daniel Patrick Driscoll. Initially kept in reserve, the Scouts were brought forward in support of the Cape Mounted Rifles and two miles from a position of relative safety beside a farmhouse, they faced a continuous fire from two Maxims, a pom-pom and rifles. During the siege, Lieutenant Weiner and about a dozen N.C.O.s and men were wounded, including Lieutenant A. E. Judd.
Medal roll shows Judd earned an SA01 clasp with Driscoll's Scouts and later served with the Xalanga MR.
Spink issued a saleroom notice regarding A E Judd yesterday saying:
According to In Memoriam by S. Watt, A. E. Judd died of wounds on 24 April 1900 having been severely wounded as a Sergeant at Wepener. The S.A. Field Force Casualty Roll notes he died. However, further research indicates that Judd may not have died from his wound, but was in fact promoted Lieutenant 3 December 1900 and resigned his commission on 5 April 1901 (The Nominal roll refers). This may explain the rank upon the medal. He also may have served with the Xalanga Mounted Rifles. An interesting research project for the successful bidder. Revised estimate £250-300.