A Collection of Great War Medals (31 January 2011)

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £120

Estimate: £90 - £120

Pair: Lance-Corporal G. Prowse, 10th Hussars, who was killed in action, First Battle of Ypres, 31 October 1914

Star (2957 L. Cpl., 10/Hrs.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (2957 Pte., 10-Hrs.) very fine (2) £90-120


George Scott Prowse was born and lived in Chudleigh and enlisted at London. Serving with the 10th Hussars he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 6 October 1914. He was killed in action on 31 October 1914, aged 29 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Emma Prowse of Sowell’s Farm, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c.