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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of eleven awarded to Bandsman Theophilus Carter, 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R. (1427 Bndsmn. T. Carter. 1/4 O. & B.L.I.-T.F.); 1914-15 Star (1427 Pte. T. Carter. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (1427 Pte. T. Carter. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); Defence Medal; Imperial Service Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Theophilus Carter. M.M.); Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Coronation 1953; Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (200066 Cpl. T. Carter. 4/Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); Efficiency Medal, G.V.R., Territorial (5375404 CL. II. T. Carter. (M.M.) 4-Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) the Great War medals with pitting, good fine, otherwise good very fine or better (11) £400-£500

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 11 November 1916:

‘Hebuterne area July 1915 to July 1916. For consistent devotion to duty, showing great energy in attending to the wounded at all times and under all circumstances, frequently under heavy fire.’

Theophilus Carter served with the 1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, in France from 29 March 1915. Sold with copied Medal Index Card and extract from the War Record of the 1/4th Oxf. & Bucks Lt. Infty.