Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (15 September 2021)

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £100

Estimate: £60 - £80

Three: Sergeant F. H. Line, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who died of wounds on the Western Front on 9 October 1916

1914-15 Star (14781 Pte. F. H. Line. Oxf. & Bucks: L.I.) naming double-struck in parts; British War and Victory Medals (14781 Sjt. F. H. Line. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) very fine (3) £60-£80


Frederick Herbert Line was born at Sherington, Buckinghamshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. He served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and died of wounds on 9 October 1916, a few days after the Battalion’s attack on Rainbow Trench and Bernafay Wood. He is buried at Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte, France.

Sold together with a postcard photograph of the recipient in uniform, dated to the reverse ‘Oct. 1915’.