Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 September 2015)
Date of Auction: 8th September 2015
Sold for £1,200
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914 Star, with clasp (8469 Cpl. F. Ward, 1/5 Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Capt. F. Ward); France, Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with bronze star, cleaned, polished and lacquered, nearly very fine or better (5) £1000-1200
FootnoteM.C. London Gazette 3 June 1919.
Francis Ward arrived in France as a Corporal in the 1/5th London Regiment on 4 November 1914. Subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Scots Guards in May 1915, he was wounded by artillery fire while serving in the 1st Battalion near Hooge on 30 March 1916. In addition to his M.C., Ward was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 4 January 1917, refers), and awarded the French Croix de Guerre (London Gazette 14 July 1917, refers).