A small collection of medals to the Essex Regiment

Date of Auction: 15th September 2021

Sold for £130

Estimate: £50 - £70

Three: Acting Corporal J. G. Blunden, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment, who was wounded during the First Battle of Gaza, 26 March 1917

1914-15 Star (3137 Pte. J. G. Blunden. Essex R.); British War and Victory Medals (3137 A. Cpl. J. G. Blunden. Essex R.) good very fine (3) £50-£70


Joseph George Blunden was born at Little Clacton, Essex, on 22 May 1892 and attested for the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. He served with them during the Great War in the Gallipoli theatre of War from 9 August 1915, and was subsequently re-numbered 250721. He was wounded during the First Battle of Gaza on 26 March 1917, and, having been promoted Acting Corporal, subsequently transferred to the 2/22nd Battalion, London Regiment. He died in Little Clacton on 14 April 1979.