A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £50

Estimate: £60 - £80

Victory Medal 1914-19 (2661 Pte. W. G. Harrington. Essex R.) good very fine

Pair: Corporal S. M. Woolford, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, later Gloucestershire Regiment
British War and Victory Medals (2699 Cpl. S. M. Woolford Essex R.) good very fine (3) £60-£80

Footnote

Walter George Harrington was born in Greenstead, Essex, in 1895 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment at Chelmsford. He served with 2/5th Battalion and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment for service on the Western Front, and was killed in action on 18 September 1918. He is buried in Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Stanley Manning Woolford was born in Earls’ Colne on 27 September 1896 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment at Chelmsford. He served with them during the Great War in Egypt/Palestine in the early part of 1916 before transferring to 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, which arrived in France in May 1916. He was wounded while serving with them in France (Gloucester Journal of 30 September 1916 refers). He was employed during the Second World War as a Higher Clerical Officer at the Air Ministry, and died in Shenfield, Essex, on 31 August 1972.