Medals from the Collection of Brigadier Brian Parritt, C.B.E.

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £350

Estimate: £300 - £350

A Great War D.C.M. awarded to Acting Corporal R. Smith, Royal Scots

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (3285 A. Cpl., 2/R. Scots) suspension refixed, signs of brooch mounting to rev., edge bruising, about very fine £300-350

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 1 January 1918; citation 17 April 1918. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He did excellent work on many occasions, and especially after an attack, where he repeatedly searched No Man's Land under machine-gun and rifle fire and brought in many wounded men. By courage, zeal and initiative he undoubtedly saved many lives’.

2nd Battalion Royal Scots were part of 8 Brigade 3 Division. Private Robert Smith landed in France on 2 December 1914 and qualified for the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. On 17 February 1920 by ruling of a District Convened Civil Court his D.C.M. was forfeited but this was later restored. Sold with copied m.i.c. and other research.