A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

A Great War ‘B.E.F. 1914’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Private Frank Glasspool, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, who was killed in action on 9 May 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (6859 Pte., 1/Hants. Regt.); 1914 Star, with clasp (659 Pte., 1/Hamps. R.); British War and Victory Medals (6859 Pte., Hamps. R.) good very fine and better (4) £1600-2000

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 1 April 1915. ‘For gallant conduct on the night of 16th-17th December 1914, in going within fifteen yards of the enemy’s lines and locating the position of a machine gun.’

Private Frank Glasspool, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 24 August 1914. He was killed in action on 9 May 1915, aged 29 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He was the son of Mrs A. Glasspool, of Steventon Warner, Overton, Basingstoke, Hampshire. His brother Sergeant H. Glasspool, Army Veterinary Corps, attached 150th Heavy Battery R.G.A. was killed on 5 October 1918.