A Collection of Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £340

Estimate: £240 - £280

A Great War 1917 ‘Battle of Messines Ridge’ M.M. awarded to Private C. Clarke, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was discharged on account of wounds

Military Medal, G.V.R. (56348 Pte. C. Clarke. 9/R.W. Fus:) nearly extremely fine £240-£280


M.M. London Gazette 2 November 1917.

Charles Clarke was born at Northampton and attested for the Northamptonshire Regiment in December 1915. Transferring to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he served with the 9th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 30 April 1917. The Battalion War Diary records the award of his Military Medal on 4 September 1917, probably for the battle for Messines Ridge. He was discharged on 11 April 1919, having sustained a fracture to the base of the skull during his military service and was awarded a disability pension, as well as being entitled to the Silver War Badge.