Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £3,400

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,600

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. and Two Bars group of three awarded to Corporal Matthew Hindmarsh, ‘A’ Battery 317th (2/3rd Northumbrian Brigade), Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force)

Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second and Third Award Bars (761034 Gnr: M. Hindmarsh. A.317/N’bn: Bde: R.F.A.-T.F.); British War and Victory Medals (2884 Cpl. M. Hindmarsh. R.A.) mounted court style for display, good very fine (3) £3,000-£3,600

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 9 July 1917.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 24 January 1919.

2nd Bar to M.M. London Gazette 29 March 1919. Only 180 2nd Bars awarded during the Great War 1914-19.

Corporal Matthew Hindmarsh was a native of Shiremoor, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is mentioned once in the War Diaries of ‘A’ Battery 317th Brigade, noting the award of a Bar to his M.M. for an action at Masnieries on 5 October 1918. Sold with copied London Gazettes for M.M. awards, M.M. Card, Medal Index Card and other research.