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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £900

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Corporal J. J. Abbey, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (22149 Cpl. J. J. Abbey. 2/O. & B.L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (22149 Cpl. J. J. Abbey. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); Defence Medal, unnamed, together with four companion miniature medals, all loose, good very fine (8) £1,000-£1,200

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 26 July 1917:

‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in rallying and retiring his company at a critical moment. Her later held a difficult position for twenty-four hours under heavy fire.’

Sold with copied Medal Index Card which confirms British War and Victory Medals and shows that he also served as No. 673289 in the Labour Corps.