A Collection of Medals to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £150

Estimate: £60 - £80

Three: Private R. I. Jenkins, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

1914-15 Star (14073 Pte. R. I. Jenkins, R.W. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (14073 Pte. R. I. Jenkins R.W. Fus.); together with a British Expeditionary Force Salonika, Recreational Training Sports prize medallion, bronze, the reverse engraved ‘R. I. Jenkins’, very fine (4) £60-£80


Richard Ivor Jenkins attested for the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and served with the 11th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 5 September 1915. He saw further service with the Battalion in Salonika, and at some time was attached to 67th Trench Mortar Battery. He was demobilised on 11 April 1919.

The 11th (Service) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers was raised in Wrexham on 18 October 1914 as part of Kitchener’s third New Army and joined 67th Brigade in the 22nd Division.

There is only one Richard Ivor Jenkins recorded in the 1911 Census for Wales, a 15 year old, residing in his parents home at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.