Orders, Decorations and Medals (19 & 20 March 2008)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th March 2008

Sold for £200

Estimate: £200 - £240

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. awarded to Private J. Hobson, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, late Royal Army Medical Corps

Military Medal, G.V.R. (R-40903 Pte., 4/K.R. Rif. C.), edge additionally engraved, ‘66 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton , Leeds’, nearly extremely fine £200-240

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 18 July 1919.

James Hobson, from Chapel Allerton, Leeds, entered the Balkan theatre of war on 20 May 1915, as a Private in the R.A.M.C. Subsequently transferring to the K.R.R.C., he was awarded the M.M. for bravery during the advance on the Maubeuge-Avesnes Road during November 1918 - one of the main problems of the advance being the extreme fatigue felt by the men due to the rapid advance and the distance covered. Sold with copied research.