A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £60

Estimate: £70 - £90

Victory Medal 1914-19 (2) (2041 Cpl. H. Keeble. Essex R.; 2218 Sjt. A. E. Fincham. Essex R.) minor edge nicks, generally good very fine (2) £70-£90

Footnote

Harry Keeble was born in Maldon, Essex, on 16 May 1896 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, on 28 April 1914. He served with them during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 9 August 1915, and was wounded at Gallipoli in August 1915 (Essex Chronicle of 17 September 1915 refers). Promoted Corporal, he was wounded for a second time during the first Battle of Gaza on 26 March 1917 (Essex Chronicle of 20 July 1917 refers). He was subsequently re-numbered 250302. He was discharged as a Corporal on 10 April 1919, and was awarded a Silver War Badge, no. B276432. He died in Chelmsford in 1976.

Alfred Edward Fincham was born in Great Baddow, Essex, on 3 March 1875 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment on 5 August 1914. He served with them during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 22 July 1915, and was subsequently re-numbered 250380. Transferring to the Royal Army Service Corps as a Sergeant on 22 March 1918, he was discharged on account of wounds on 3 July 1919, and was awarded a Silver War Badge, no. 451049. He died in Chelmsford in 1958.