Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 July 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Three: Lieutenant Edward Wynne Chapman, 3rd (Prince of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards, who died of wounds on 17 November 1914 and was posthumously mentioned in despatches

1914 Star, with clasp (Lieut., 3/D. Gds.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (Lieut.); together with memorial plaque (Edward Wynne Chapman) nearly extremely fine (4) £1000-1200

Footnote

M.I.D. London Gazette 17 February 1915.

Lieutenant Edward Wynne Chapman was born in 1887 and educated at Christ’s College, New Zealand. He came to England in 1909 and was attached to the 3rd Dragoon Guards the following year, becoming Second Lieutenant in May and Lieutenant in November 1911. He went to Egypt in 1912 where the regiment was stationed at Abbasiyeh, Cairo, till the war broke out. Arriving in England on 20 October 1914, he went straight to the front and was killed in action on 17 November 1914, being posthumously mentioned in Sir John French’s despatch for conspicuous bravery.