BOER WAR KING'S SOUTH AFRICA MEDAL TO CAPT. A. DE M.W. VICKERS, S.A.M.I.F.

*** SOLD *** King's South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 & 1902 clasps to Capt. A. De M.W. Vickers, S.A.M.I.F.
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Arthur de Muschamp Westhorp Vickers was born in Roupell Park, Surrey on 31 July 1870, the son of John and Florence Vickers. He served as a Captain with the South African Mounted Irregular Forces during the Boer War, also entitled to the Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps. During WWI was commissioned with the City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) as Lieutenant on 5 Sep 1915, reisgning his commission on account of ill health and granted the honorary Lieutenant on 5 Jan 1918. Vickers was aboard H.M.H.S. "Galway Castle" when she was torpedoed by UC-82 on 12 Sep 1918, 160 miles south of the Fastnet Rock after leaving Plymouth; Arthur de Muschamp Westhorp Vickers, farmer and Lieutenant in the South African Army, drowned. He was aged 48 and is commemorated on a marble plaque at the confluence of the Shashi and Limpopo Rivers, near Fort Tuli. His wife was Margaret Elizabeth Urquhart Vickers née Stewart, formerly of Ettrick Shaws, Kirkhope and they had married at Kirkhope Parish Church 11 July 1918 at which time Vickers was resident of Hawkshaw, Kirkhope. He was the son of John Jacob Vickers, shipowner, and Florence Sophia Vickers née Westorp and she was the daughter of James Charles Stewart, schoolmaster, and Catherine Stewart née Urquhart.