A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment
Date of Auction: 19th June 2013
Sold for £1,000
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200
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
FootnoteD.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.