A Collection of Medals to the Sussex Yeomanry

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War M.M. group of five awarded to Serjeant R. C. W. Willmer, 16th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, late Sussex Yeomanry

Military Medal, G.V.R. (320027 Sjt., 16/R. Suss. R.); 1914-15 Star (1410 Pte., Suss. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (1410 Sjt., Suss. Yeo.), mounted (incorrectly) as worn; Special Constabulary Long Service, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Inspr. Robert C. W. Wilmer) good very fine and better (5) £400-500


M.M. London Gazette 13 March 1919.

Robert Charles William Willmer came from Broadstairs, Kent. Serving with the Sussex Yeomanry, he entered Gallipoli on 7 October 1915. Later, serving with the 16th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. He was disembodied on 11 February 1919. In later life he was a Shop Proprietor and served as an Inspector in the Special Constabulary. Latterly living at 105 Westgate, Chichester, Sussex, he died on 8 December 1979.

With a copy of the death certificate and copied m.i.c.