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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £260

Estimate: £80 - £120

Three: Sergeant H. White, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (12044 Pte. H. White Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (12044 Cpl. H. White. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) BWM and VM both re-engraved, nearly very fine

Three: Private F. G. Harris, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (1698 Pte. F. G. Harris. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (1698 Pte. F. Harris. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) very fine (6) £80-£120

Footnote

Harry White was born in 1892 at Leamington, Warwickshire, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He served during the Great War on the Western Front from 7 August 1915, and was wounded when a grenade exploded on a training exercise on 6 May 1917 - he appears to have been reduced from Sergeant to to Corporal following the accident. He joined the Royal Flying Corps on 27 January 1918, and was promoted Sergeant on 2 April 1918. He was discharged on 14 August 1918.

Frank G. Harris attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 4th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 30 March 1915. He later served in the Royal Defence Corps (No. 76976).