Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria, to include the Brian Ritchie Collection (Part I) (17 September 2004)

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Date of Auction: 17th September 2004

Sold for £200

Estimate: £70 - £90

1st Volunteer Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, obverse: shield with crossed rifles above and scroll below, ‘In Danger Ready’; reverse: laurel wreath with circumscription, ‘1st V.B. Gloucestershire Regiment’, centre engraved, ‘Lc. Corpl. P. J. Preston, G. Co. Best Shot 1904’, 38mm., bronze, scroll suspension, with bronze buckle on ribbon, in Lambert, Bristol case of issue, lid inscribed, ‘1st V.B. Gloucestershire Regiment 1905’; 3rd Volunteer Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment Marksman’s Medal, obverse: regimental crest, ‘Charles Thomas Volunteer Prize Fund’; reverse: ‘3rd V.B. Gloucestershire Regiment, Marksman’, engraved, ‘C. Coy. Col. Sergt. W. H. Williams, 1906’, 32mm., silver, with silver brooch bar, in slightly damaged case of issue, lid with gilt crest, good very fine and better (2) £70-90