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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £300

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Private P. Gardiner, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (1801 Pte. P. Gardner Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (Pte. P. Gardner. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) very fine

Three: Private P. C. Harris, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action in Mesopotamia on 22 November 1915
1914-15 Star (9447 Pte. P. C. Harris. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (9447 Pte. P. C. Harris. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.), some staining to VM, otherwise nearly very fine (6) £100-£140

Footnote

Phillip Gardner attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 29 March 1915.

Percy Cooper Harris was born at Churchill, Oxfordshire and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Oxford. He served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War in Mesopotamia, and was killed in action on 22 November 1915, aged 22. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.