A Collection of Medals to the Sussex Yeomanry

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £350

Estimate: £140 - £180

Four: Second Lieutenant E. J. Grainger, Royal Sussex Regiment, attached Imperial Camel Corps, late Sussex Yeomanry

1914-15 Star (1267 Cpl., Suss. Yeo.); British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut.); Territorial Efficiency Medal, G.V.R. (1267 Cpl., Suss. Yeo.) very fine (4) £140-180


Edwin James Grainger was born in Forest Row, Sussex on 28 May 1886. As a Corporal in the Sussex Yeomanry, he entered Gallipoli on 7 October 1915. He served in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine. Discharged to a commission on 17 March 1918. Served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Sussex Regiment, attached to the Imperial Camel Corps. In later life he was a Bank Manager. He died in Uckfield on 1 March 1974. With a copy of the death certificate, m.i.c. and history extract.