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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £260

Estimate: £80 - £120

Four: Lance-Corporal F. Sims, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action in the Battle of Ctesiphon in the Persian Gulf on 22 November 1915

1914-15 Star (9280 L. Cpl. F. Sims, Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (9280 Pte. F. Sims. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.); together with a 43rd Light Infantry Company Football prize medal engraved ‘Won by “E” Company’ ‘Company Football Tournament 1906 - 07’; a 43rd Light Infantry Prize silver teaspoon; a small bronze crucifix; and a very small copper medallion bearing the head of King George V, and with the Lord’s Prayer in miniscule letters to the reverse, very fine and better (3) £80-£120


Frederick Sims was born at Stratton St. Margaret, Wiltshire and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Wantage, Berkshire. He served with the 1st Battalion in the Asiatic theatre of War from 5 December 1914, and was killed in action at Ctesiphon in the Persian Gulf on 22 November 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.