Orders, Decorations and Medals (29 March 2000)

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Date of Auction: 29th March 2000

Sold for £490

Estimate: £500 - £600

A Great War D.C.M., M.M. group of three awarded to Acting Sergeant B. C. Bragg, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (10574 L.Cpl., 9/Essex R.); Military Medal, G.V.R. (10574 Cpl., 9/Essex R.); British War Medal (10574 A-Sjt., Essex R.) nearly extremely fine (3) £500-600


D.C.M. London Gazette 20 October 1916: ‘For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When the enemy counter-attacked our newly captured position he did fine and gallant work with his machine gun. After his gun was hit he took some bombs and went forward to help the bombers. His example greatly encouraged the men round him, and the enemy’s attack was repulsed.’

M.M. London Gazette 18 June 1917.

Bertie Charles Bragg was born in Halstead, Essex, and enlisted at Chelsmford. He went to France with the 9th Battalion on 30 May 1915, and died of wounds on 17 July 1917.