A Collection of Great War Medals (31 January 2011)

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £200

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private J. Byrne, Irish Guards, who died of wounds, France, 30 October 1914

Star, with copy clasp (1462 Pte., Ir. Gds.); British War Medal 1914-20 (1462 Pte., Ir. Gds.) very fine (2) £100-140


John Byrne was born in Hook, Co. Wexford and enlisted at New Ross, Co. Wexford. Serving in the Irish Guards, he died of wounds on 30 October 1914. He was buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. With original Parchment Certificate of Character on Discharge, dated 28 September 1905, and copied casualty details.