Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (29 June 2006)

Date of Auction: 29th June 2006

Sold for £190

Estimate: £100 - £140

Victory Medal 1914-19 (21) (56100 Pte. T. Doyle, Ches. R.; 42626 Pte. W. Stocks, Ches. R.; 19652 Pte. W. Turner, Ches. R.; 41134 Sjt. N. H. Whitehead, Ches. R.; SPTS-4584 Pte. J. Crossley, R. Fus.; 4124 Pte. E. W. Green, R. W. Fus.; 59967 Pte. H. Wolstenhulme, R. W. Fus.; 83287 Pte. J. Hall, Welsh R.; 202334 Pte. J. Starkie, Welsh R.; 20132 Pte. T. Foster, K.S.L.I.; 21978 Pte. W. E. Westworth, K.S.L.I.; 14223 Pte. H. G. Barnard, Glouc. R.; 29758 Gnr. J. H. Parkes, R.A.; 79774 Dvr. W. Gibson, R.A.; 120475 Pnr. R. Bibby, R.E.; 130240 Pnr. E. Davies, R.E.; 50505 Dvr. H. Ruckman, R.E.; 118360 Pte. P. Atherton, R.A.M.C.; 129636 Pte. J. Tulley, R.A.M.C.; M2-099286 Sjt. J. Critchley, A.S.C.; M-349107 Pte. J. Whitehead, A.S.C.), good fine and better (21) £100-140

Footnote

Ernest William Green was born in Aston, Birmingham and enlisted at Birmingham. Serving in the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 4 July 1916. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

John Hall was borna and lived in Oldham and enlisted at Ashton-under-Lyne. Serving with the 14th Battalion Welsh Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 8 October 1918, aged 18 years. He was buried in the Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-l’Escaut.

Thomas Foster was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and enlisted at Oldham, Lancashire. Initially serving in the R.F.A. and then with the 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, he died of wounds, France/Flanders, on 28 December 1915, aged 24 years. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. He was the husband of Eva J. Jackson (formerly Foster) of 246 West Street, Oldham.