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

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £210

Estimate: £180 - £220

Three: Private H. W. Berry, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, killed in action, France/Flanders, 21 March 1918

1914-15 Star (18098 Pte., Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (18098 Pte., Wilts. R.); Memorial Plaque (Herbert William Berry) extremely fine (4) £180-220


Herbert William Berry was born in Coate, Wiltshire and lived and enlisted at Devizes, Wiltshire. Serving with the Wiltshire Regiment he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 17 February 1915. Serving with the 1st Battalion he was killed in action in France on 21 March 1918.

The medals and plaque together with a Wiltshire Regiment cap badge fitted in a modern wooden glass-fronted case, 41 x 36cm.; together with another, older case, 47 x 24cm. holding ribbons and commemorative scroll.