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

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £400

Estimate: £450 - £550

A Great War D.C.M. awarded to Serjeant E. Kent, Royal Field Artillery

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (52086 Sjt., C.153/Bde. R.F.A.) some edge bruising and contact marks, good fine £450-550

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 21 October 1918. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He continued to serve his gun single-handed after the whole of the detachment except him had become casualties. He has invariably set a splendid example to all ranks by his gallantry under fire’.

Edward Kent landed in France on 11 November 1914 as a Gunner in 33 Royal Horse Artillery. He subsequently transferred to the Royal Field Artillery and won the D.C.M. serving with C.153 Brigade R.F.A. He qualified for the 1914 Star and the British War and Victory Medals. However his m.i.c. indicates that his medals were forfeited but were subsequently restored.