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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £190

Estimate: £140 - £180

Three: Private C. Dale, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who died at home on 24 May 1917
1914-15 Star (8545 Pte. C. Dale. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (8545 Pte. C. Dale. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) good very fine

Three: Private A. A. Gomm, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 27 February 1917
1914-15 Star (17245 Pte. A. A. Gomm. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (17245 Pte. A. A. Gumm. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) good very fine (6) £140-£180

Footnote

Charles Dale was born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Slough, Buckinghamshire. He served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 24 October 1915, and died at home on 24 May 1917, presumably whilst recuperating from wounds received in action, whilst nominally serving with the 3rd Garrison Battalion, O.B.L.I. He is buried at Beaconsfield Cemetery, Buckinghamshire.

Archie Andrew Gomm was born in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, in April 1891 and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 27 February 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.