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Soldier's medals to be auctioned.

Medals awarded to a Huddersfield-born soldier during the Boer War in South Africa are to be auctioned in London on November 30.

Corporal Walter Barrett, of Rashcliffe, was awarded the two silver medals after his army career was cut short by injury.

He enlisted in the 3rd Imperial Yeomanry in 1900 and was discharged later that year after he was wounded at the Battle of Frederickstad when a bullet hit him in the chest.

Coporal's Barrett's medals are a Queen's South Africa 1899-1902 campaign medal with three clasps and a 3rd Imperial (Yorshire) Yeomantry tribute medal form 1900-1901.

They are expected to fetch a total of pounds 180 at a specialist militaria and medal sale at Spink in London.

* Little else is known about Cpl Barrett.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 20, 2004
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