Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 June 2021)

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £380

Estimate: £300 - £400

A Great War 1918 ‘Battle of the Sambre’ M.M. group of three awarded to Private J. P. Lloyd, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was previously wounded at the Third Battle of Ypres

Military Medal, G.V.R. (37565 Pte. J. P. Lloyd. 14/R.W. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (37565 Pte. J. P. Lloyd R.W.Fus.) light contact marks otherwise very fine (3) £300-£400

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 23 July 1919.

Joseph Phillip Lloyd was born in Tonyrefail, Glamorgan in 1893. He served with the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the Great War on the Western Front and is recorded as having been wounded in action at the Third Battle of Ypres in the War Office Weekly Casualty List dated 29 August 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during the Battle of the Sambre on 8 November 1918. The Battalion War Diary records the Battalion attacked at 3:15 a.m., the first objective being gained fairly quickly, the second objective obtained in the afternoon due to determined defence with machine gun fire. Germans in positions beyond the captured second objective were seen to retire during the night. This was the Battalion’s last action before the Armistice.