A Collection of Great War Medals (31 January 2011)

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £220

Estimate: £200 - £250

Three: Private A. J. Morton, 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, killed in action, Battle of Loos, 26 September 1915

1914 Star, with copy clasp (11988 Pte., 1/Worc. R.); British War and Victory Medals (11988 Pte., Worc. R.) good very fine and better (3) £200-250


Arthur John Morton was born in and enlisted at Birmingham. Serving in the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 5 November 1914. With the 2nd Battalion he was killed in action on 26 September 1915, aged 27 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. He was the husband of Lily Morton of 42 Alma Street, Aston, Birmingham. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.