Orders, Decorations and Medals (28 & 29 March 2012)

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Colour Serjeant S. K. Terrill, 7th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (17087 L. Cpl.-A.C.Q.M. Sjt., 7/Wilts. R.); 1914-15 Star (17087 Pte. (A.Q.M.S.), Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (17087 C. Sjt., Wilts. R.) mounted court style for wear, nearly extremely fine (4) £1000-1200

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 2 December 1919. ‘17087 L./Cpl. (A./C./Q./S.) S. K. Terrill, 7th Bn. Wilts. R. (Grantham)’ ‘For gallantry and conspicuous service during operations east of Bony from 4th October to 6th October, 1918, and south of Le Cateau, 18th/19th October. He carried out his duties with untiring energy and devotion to duty. He never failed to bring rations and water to his company, although at times under very heavy shell fire. His coolness, energy and total disregard of danger were admirable.’

Sidney Kendrick Terrill was born in Waltham, Lincolnshire on 21 September 1888, the son of Samuel Henry Terrill, a Wesleyan Minister and Sarah Terrill, his wife. As a Private (A.Q.M. Sjt.) in the Wiltshire Regiment he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 21 September 1915. In the last months of the war, serving with the 7th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, his consistent bravery in action earned him the D.C.M. He was transferred to Class ‘Z’ Reserve on 25 July 1919.

With a folder of copied research including m.i.c., gazette and war diary extracts.