Orders, Decorations and Medals (29 March 2000)

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Date of Auction: 29th March 2000

Sold for £460

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War M.M. and Bar group of five awarded to Private H. W. Grimwade, 3rd Battalion, Essex Regiment, and King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (9836 Pte., 3/Essex R.); 1914-15 Star Trio (9836 Pte., Essex R.); French Medaille d’Honneur, bronze with swords and wreath, polished and pitted from contact wear, therefore good fine (5) £300-400


M.M. London Gazette 3 June 1916; Bar to M.M. London Gazette 11 January 1919.

Medaille d’Honneur London Gazette 29 January 1919.

Private Hubert W. Grimwade landed in the Balkans, for Gallipoli, on 17 May 1915. He later transferred to the 10th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers as, Private No. 46774, winning a Bar to his M.M. and the French decoration, and was discharged on 29 March 1919.