Orders, Decorations and Medals (1 December 2010)

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2010

Sold for £190

Estimate: £180 - £220

Four: Private (Musician) John Pearce, 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards, later Scots Guards

1914 Star, with clasp (5085 Pte., 5/D. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (14461 Pte., S. Gds.); Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., type 1 (2688176 Musician, S. Gds.) generally nearly very fine or better (4) £180-220


John Pearce served with the B.E.F. in France and Flanders from 15 August 1914. Sold with copy m.i.c. which confirms that he was originally erroneously issued with two British War and Victory Medal pairs, one of which was returned by the recipient at the time. The M.I.D. is not confirmed.