A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £120

Estimate: £60 - £80

Three: Corporal J. Howard, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, who was wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza, 2 November 1917
1914-15 Star 2934 Pte. J. Howard. Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (2934 Cpl. J. Howard. Essex R.) good very fine

The British War Medal awarded to Private H. W. Smith, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, who was wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza, 2 November 1917
British War Medal 1914-20 (3124 Pte. H. W. Smith. Essex R.) minor edge nicks, very fine (4) £60-£80

Footnote

John Howard, a native of Great Holland, Kirby Cross, Essex, attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment and served with them during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 9 August 1915. He was subsequently re-numbered 250665. Promoted Corporal, he was wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza on 2 November 1917.

Henry William Smith attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment and served with them during the Great War. He was subsequently re-numbered 250715. He was wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza on 2 November 1917 (Essex Chronicle of 30 November 1917 refers).