Orders, Decorations and Medals (30 June 1994)

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Date of Auction: 30th June 1994

Sold for £340

Estimate: £180 - £220

A Thiepval M.M. group of four awarded to Company Sergeant Major G.H. Dawes, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, who was killed during the attack on Ovillers

MILITARY MEDAL, G.V.R. (1459 CS. Mjr., 1/6 R. War. R. T.F.); 1914-15 STAR (Pte.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (W.O. Cl. 2, R. War. R.) together with bronze memorial plaque (George Henry Dawes), various card boxes of issue, collar badge and transmission slip for 1914-15 Star, extremely fine (5)


M.M., London Gazette, 9 December ,1916 George Dawes was born in Birmingham and enlisted for the 1/6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Birmingham. He was killed in action on 19 August 1916, when the regiment was consolidating its attack of the previous day on Ovillers, near Thiepval.