A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £440

Estimate: £180 - £220

Three: Private H. E. Goldstone, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment

British War and Victory Medals (1934 Pte. H. E. Goldstone. Essex R.); Territorial Force War Medal 1914-19 (1934 Pte. H. E. Goldstone. Essex R.) mounted as worn with the TFWM first, nearly very fine (3) £180-£220


Harry Ernest Goldstone was born in Great Bardfield on 10 September 1887, and pre-War was a member of the Great Bardfield Fire Brigade. He joined the Norfolk Battery, 1st East Anglian Brigade, Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner on 26 May 1907, before attesting for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment on 26 January 1914. He embarked for service overseas on 1 March 1916, and was employed as a saddler during the war, being appointed Lance-Corporal in August 1916. He was subsequently re-numbered 250266. He was discharged on 9 May 1919 and was considered but apparently rejected for a disability pension from May 1919 to March 1922 in respect of tuberculosis. He died in Braintree in 1949.