A fine Collection of Medals to the Sherwood Foresters

Date of Auction: 19th September 2013

Sold for £720

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

A Great War D.C.M. group of five awarded to Serjeant G. A. Lummus, 2nd Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (90014 Sjt., 2/Notts. & Derby. R.); British War and Victory Medals (90014 Sjt., Notts. & Derby. R.); Defence and War Medals, unnamed; together with an erased 1914-15 Star, edge bruising, contact marks, fine and better (6) £800-1000

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 12 March 1919; citation: 2 December 1919. ‘For most conspicuous gallantry and good work on 8th October, 1918, south of Brancourt. Single-handed he worked round the flank of three field guns, shot five men, and captured about seventeen others. The guns were brought into our lines the next morning. Throughout the operations he has shown himself to be a great leader of men, and has shown great coolness and daring in the face of the enemy.’

George Albert Lummus was born in Nottingham in September 1893. He married in Mansfield in 1913 and died at Shoreditch on 17 November 1956. With copied research. Lummus not entitled to the 1914-15 Star.