Orders, Decorations and Medals (1 December 2010)

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2010

Sold for £180

Estimate: £140 - £160

Three: Private C. W. Skinner, 15th (The King’s) Hussars

1914 Star, with clasp (3213 Pte., 15/Hrs.); British War and Victory Medals (3212 Pte., 15th Hussars) note slight variation in regimental number; together with bound set of Standing Orders, ‘XVth (The King’s) Hussars, Potchefstroom 1910’ and recipient’s original ‘Soldier’s Small Book’, good very fine (3) £140-160


Charles William Skinner, a farm labourer enlisted at Canterbury in October 1908 aged nineteen and served in France and Flanders with ‘C’ Squadron, 15th Hussars from 16 August 1914. Sold with copy page from regimental history which confirms him as being wounded.