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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £110

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Corporal J. Hill, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (9301 Cpl. J. Hill. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (9301 Cpl. J. Hill. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.)
contact marks, nearly very fine

Three: Private A. W. Harris, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (2398 Pte. A. W. Harris, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (2398 Pte. A. W. Harris, Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) contact marks, nearly very fine (6) £100-£140

Footnote

John Hill was born in Oxford and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in September 1914, aged 44. He noted that he was a pre war regular soldier with the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. He was promoted Sergeant and then Acting Company Sergeant Major in June 1915, but was reduced to the ranks in July 1915, for ‘fraudulently mis-applying public money’. He served during the Great War on the Western Front from 7 August 1915, and later transferred to the Essex Regiment (No. 277298). He was discharged from the Essex Regiment, ‘over age’ and no longer fit for active service in January 1918.

Albert Westley Harris, a native of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in September 1914 and served in the Buckinghamshire Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front. He was wounded in action on 22 April 1916. He returned to the U.K. in the Hospital Ship ‘Panama’ and was discharged in August 1916, no longer fit for active service.