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

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Date of Auction: 28th & 29th March 2012

Sold for £100

Estimate: £70 - £90

Three: Private W. Besant, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, who died of wounds, 13 October 1915

1914-15 Star (18894 Pte., Wilts. R.); British War and Victory Medals (18894 Pte., Wilts. R.) extremely fine (3) £70-90


Private William Besant, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 20 July 1915. He died of wounds on 13 October 1915 and was buried in the Ecclesmachan Cemetery, West Lothian, Scotland. He was the son of Mrs M. E. Besant of Bishops Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire. With copied m.i.c. and modern photographs of the war memorial at Bishop Cannings Church.