A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £75

Estimate: £60 - £80

Five: Private C. W. G. Doe, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment

1914-15 Star (2282 Pte. C. W. G. Doe. Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (2262 Pte. C. W. G. Doe. Essex R.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45, mounted as worn, traces of verdigris to VM, the Great War awards polished, therefore good fine, the Second War awards better (5) £60-£80


Caius William George Doe was born in Sulhamsptead, Berkshire, on 4 July 1894 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment in early August 1914 (2208 enlisted on 7 August 1914, and 2297 on 9 August 1914). He served with them during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 9 August 1915, and was subsequently re-numbered 250395. He later transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, and was re-numbered 7586023. His Second War medals are indicative of service in the early part of the war - he has not been traced in the 1939 Register, taken on 29 September, so perhaps he was already overseas by then. He died in Reading in 1972.