A Collection of Great War Medals (31 January 2011)

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private A. R. Batt, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, killed in action, First Battle of Ypres, 1 November 1914

Star, with copy clasp (14160 Pte., 2/G. Gds.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (14160 Pte., G. Gds.); together with a Jubilee 1897, Metropolitan Police, clasp 1897 (PC A. Batt, S. Divn.) very fine (3) £100-140


Alfred Rumble Batt was born in Hampstead and enlisted at London. Serving with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 13 August 1914. He was killed in action on 1 November 1914, aged 24 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Alfred John and Martha Batt, of 10 Frederick Place, North Finchley, London. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.