Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £800 - £900

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant L. Henshaw, South Lancashire Regiment, late Manchester Regiment

Military Cross
, G.V.R., unnamed; 1914-15 Star (2027 Pte., Manch. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. (Lieut.), contained in glass-fronted fitted case, last with slight edge bruising, very fine and better (4) £800-900


M.C. London Gazette 10 December 1919. ‘T/Lt., 11th Bn. S. Lan. R.’ ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in bridging operations near Landrecies on the 4th November 1918. His behaviour throughout the whole operation was largely responsible for his section’s success in bridging the Sambre-Oise Canal. Although early on in the operations he was wounded in the shoulder he remained at duty and saw that the infantry were ferried across’.

M.I.D. London Gazette 24 December 1917

Lindley Henshaw entered the Balkan theatre of war as a Private with the Manchester Regiment on 5 May 1915. He was discharged to a commission on 19 June 1916.

Sold with copied m.i.c. and gazette extracts.