A fine Collection of Medals to the Sherwood Foresters

Date of Auction: 19th September 2013

Sold for £460

Estimate: £300 - £350

A Great War M.M. group of three awarded to Private A. Evans, 1/6th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment - awarded the M.M. for an attack on the Fosse de Lieven, 23 April 1917

Military Medal, G.V.R. (241360 Pte., 6/N. & D.R.-T.F.); British War and Victory Medals (4113 Pte., Notts. & Derby. R.) very fine (3) £300-350


M.M. London Gazette 18 June 1917.

Citation: ‘For excellent work on 23rd April 1917 during the attack on Fosse 3 De Lievin. He was in charge of a Lewis gun which became isolated. He was heavily shelled by enemy trench mortars and his gun got buried. In spite of this and heavy casualties he held on, and drove off with severe losses an enemy party who attacked his post.’ (ref.
British Gallantry Awards, The Sherwood Foresters, compiled by C. Housley).

Listed in the 1/6th Battalion casualty book as having been wounded on 30 May 1917 at Lievin and on 28 July 1917 at St. Elie.

Evans was killed in a coal mining accident on 10 March 1939. With copied research, including a copied photograph of the recipient and his wife.