Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 April 2006)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

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A Great War M.M. and Bar group of four to Private J. Waitt, 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

Military Medal, G.V.R. and Second Award Bar (325217 Pte., 9/Durh. L.I.-T.F.); 1914-15 Star (2277 Pte., Durh. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (9-2277 Pte., Durh. L.I.)

Three: Private J. Waitt, 4th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

1914-15 Star (8933 Pte., Durh. L.I.); British War and Victory Medals (4-8933 Pte., Durh. L.I.) nearly extremely fine (7) £1000-1200

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 12 December 1917.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 11 February 1919.

2277/325217 Private Joseph Waitt, 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 20 April 1915. For his bravery during the course of the war he was awarded the Military Medal and Second Award Bar.

His brother, 8933 Private John Waitt, 4th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 4 January 1915. He was later discharged and awarded the Silver War Badge. Sold with copied research.