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

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Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant J. P. Wayte, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Military Cross, G.V.R.; 1914-15 Star (3031 Cpl. J. P. Wayte, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. P. Wayte.) good very fine (4) £1,000-£1,400

Footnote

M.C. London Gazette 18 June 1917: ‘2nd Lieut. John Percy Waite, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He remained in the open cutting the enemy’s wire in spite of being subjected to the most intense fire. He was severely wounded.’

Percy John Wayte went to France with the 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry on 29 March 1915. He was discharged due to wounds on 18 July 1916. Sold with a copied photograph and Medal Index Card.