Boer War Pair to Captain F Whitworth-Jones
A Boer War Pair awarded to Captain Frederic Whitworth-Jones, South African Mounted Irregular Forces (SAMIF), late King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), comprising: Queen’s South Africa Medal, 3rd type reverse, single clasp, Cape Colony (Capt: F. W. Jones. S.A.M.I.F.), King’s South Africa Medal, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (Capt: W. F. [sic] Jones. S.A.M.I.F.); pair officially impressed, and mounted on bar with reverse pin for wear. Toned, light hairlines from gentle polishing, tiny edge bruise to KSA, pair otherwise good very fine. (2). Frederick Whitworth Jones was born on the 9th of October 1867, the first son of Henry Whitworth-Jones, a notable Opera Singer (1817-1891) and contemporary of Charles Dickens. He attended Radley College, and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry on the 28th of January 1888, but having reached Lieutenant, he then transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry again as Second Lieutenant on the 21st December, 1889. By the time of the Boer War he was serving with the South African Mounted Irregular Force, and is reported as having been involved with the railways there. His regular address is mentioned in the London Gazette as also being at Brook House, Pulham St Mary Diss, Norfolk, noted in respect to the death of his mother Maria Whitworth Jones at this residence, in July 1905. He died on the 27th of June, 1935, at The Hatch, Seend, Wiltshire. He may also have been involved with the British Olympic Council c.1914. Sold with associated miniatures, copy QSA roll mention, and some associated research.