A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A Great War D.C.M. group of six awarded to Corporal F. W. Gilkes, 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (9896 Cpl., 2/Hamps. R.); 1914-15 Star (9896 Pte., Hamps. R.); British War and Victory Medals (9896 Cpl., Hamps. R.); Defence and War Medals, these unnamed, good very fine and better (6) £1000-1200


D.C.M. London Gazette 3 June 1919; citation 11 March 1920. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from 16th September to 31st December 1918. During all operations commencing with the attack on Gheluvelt and ending in the occupation of Lessines, he has displayed ability to command under fire. At the crossing of the Lys he volunteered for a patrol, and succeeded in crossing the river and securing valuable information. Further, at St. Louis in October he held his ground with his platoon in face of two hostile counter-attacks.’

The recipient came from Banbury.