A fine Collection of Medals to the Sherwood Foresters

Date of Auction: 19th September 2013

Sold for £490

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War ‘Third Battle of Ypres’ M.M. group of four awarded to Warrant Officer Class 2 J. W. Cluney, 17th (Service) Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Welbeck Rangers)

Military Medal, G.V.R. (70231 Sjt., 17/N. & D.R.) correction to service number; British War and Victory Medals (70231 W.O. Cl. 2, Notts. & Derby. R.); Belgium, Croix de Guerre, ‘A’ cypher, good very fine (4) £400-500


M.M. London Gazette 2 November 1917.

Citation: ‘For gallantry and devotion to duty at Hill Top, Canal Bank, Ypres 31 July 1917.’ (ref.
British Gallantry Awards, The Sherwood Foresters, compiled by C. Housley).

Belgian Croix de Guerre
London Gazette 12 July 1918. ‘70231 Company Serjeant-Major John William Cluney, M.M., Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Thornton Heath).’

With original (damaged) Certificate of Transfer to Reserve and copied research.