£400 - £460
Queens South Africa 1899-1902, clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal. Second type reverse.
To: 71578 Dvr: G. NeLL, 66th Bty; R.F.A. (Officially Impressed naming)
Condition - About NEF and toning. Clear "ghost dates" to reverse.
With copy service papers : born in Barnsley, Yorks.
THE VC ACTION AT COLENSO : Driver Neil's papers show that he served in 14th Battery the time of the battle of Colenso and was transferred into 66th Battery shortly afterwards. Both batteries took part in the disastrous artillery action at Colenso during "Black Week" in Dec. 1899 for which several VCs and numerous DCMs were awarded to those who tried to "save the guns".