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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £480

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of three awarded to Private Thomas Hatt, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R. (203736 Pte. T. Hatt. 2/4 O. & B.L.I.-T.F.); British War and Victory Medals (203736 Pte. T. Hatt. Oxf. & Buck. L.I.) good very fine (3) £300-£400

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 23 February 1918.

Private Thomas Hatt was awarded the M.M. for gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches at Arras on the night of 19-20 November 1917. He crawled into our lines carrying the machine gun which he had hugged all night between the German lines and ours. This raid took place the night preceding the great Cambrai offensive. (The Regimental History of the 2/4 Ox & Bucks L. I. refers)