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

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £240

Estimate: £100 - £140

Three: Corporal F. G. Smith, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 3 May 1917
1914-15 Star (16017 Pte. F. Smith. Oxf: & Bucks: L.I.) initial officially corrected; British War and Victory Medals (16017 Cpl. F. G. Smith. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) very fine

Three: Private R. G. Slaney, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
1914-15 Star (2913 Pte. R. G. Slaney. Oxf: & Bucks. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (2913 Pte. R. G. Slaney. Oxf. & Bucks. L.I.) edge bruising to BWM, nearly very fine (6) £100-£140

Footnote

Frank Gilbert Smith was born in Bristol in 1887, and attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Birmingham. He served with the 5th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 3 May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

Ralph Giles Slaney attested for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry at Oxford on 11 September 1914 and served with the 4th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 29 March 1915. He became ill with ‘trench fever’ in January 1916, and was evacuated to the U.K. He was discharged medically unfit on 24 October 1916.