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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £150

Estimate: £120 - £160

Three: Acting Sergeant A. J. Wright, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Machine Gun Corps
1914-15 Star (11771 Cpl. A. J. Wright. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (11771 Cpl. A. J. Wright. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) nearly very fine

Three: Private F. A. Orpin, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 3 September 1916
1914-15 Star (17926 Pte. F. A. Orpin. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (17926 Pte. F. A. Orpin. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) very fine (6) £120-£160

Footnote

Alfred James Wright attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 2 June 1915. He later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, with the acting rank of Sergeant, and transferred to the Army Reserve on 22 February 1919.

Frederick Arthur Orpin was born at Westminster and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Wokingham, Berkshire. He served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 22 September 1915, and was posted missing, presumed killed in action, on 3 September 1916. He is buried at Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, France.