Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (16 April 2020)

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Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £7,000

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

The Regimentally unique Great War M.M. and two Bars group of four awarded to Private P. Daly, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was twice wounded

Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second and Third Award Bars (11669 Pte. P. Daly. 2/R. Dub: Fus:); 1914 Star, with later slide clasp (11669 Pte. P. Daly. R. Dub: Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (11669 Pte. P. Daly. R.D. Fus.) mounted as worn, light contact marks, very fine and better, and the only MM and two Bars awarded to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (4) £3,000-£4,000

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 18 July 1917.

M.M. Second Award Bar London Gazette 13 March 1918.

M.M. Third Award Bar London Gazette 14 May 1919.

Peter Daly was born in Clareen, Birr, King’s County, in 1890, and attested for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Naas, Co. Kildare, on 31 January 1914. He served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 23 August 1914, was twice wounded, on 12 October 1915 and 26 June 1916 (Irish Times refers), and was awarded the Military Medal with two Additional Award Bars, the only M.M. with two Bars awarded to the Regiment.