|A watch from South Africa
This watch has been a family heirloom for generations and may be gold plated. The watch is now in the possession of Brian Hall - the grandson of Frederick - who remembers hearing about the watch's existence from several family members. Frederick Henry Johnson Hall fought in the Royal Horse Artillery in South Africa and received both the King's and the Queen's medals for services during the Boer War. It was during this war that the watch was 'acquired'. Details of how Fred came by the watch will never be known; did he find it on the battlefield or did it pass into his hands as the spoils of war?
Details of the watch can be found on the back. Amongst the intricate workings, the name 'Elgin' has been engraved, with the issue number of '9220953' and country of origin, 'USA'.