A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £920

Estimate: £500 - £600

A Great War M.M. and Bar group of three awarded to Serjeant G. W. Ash, 15th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, late Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Military Medal, G.V.R., with Second Award Bar (20236 Sjt., 15/Hants. R.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, South Africa 1901 (6589 Dmr., Rl. Innis. Fus.) clasps mounted in that order, last three clasps are copies; British War Medal 1914-20 (20236 A.W.O. Cl. 2, Hamps. R.) second with contact marks, nearly very fine and better (3) £500-600

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 9 December 1916.

Bar to M.M. London Gazette 16 August 1917.

George William Ash was born in Marylebone, London. A Musician by occupation he attested for the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Hounslow on 23 February 1900, aged 15 years, 8 months. He was appointed a Drummer on 23 April 1900 and served in South Africa, November 1900-April 1902, qualifying for the Queen’s medal with all the above clasps. Drummer Ash was discharged on 22 February 1912 on the termination of his first period of engagement. In the Great War he re-enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Medal and Bar and the British War and Victory Medals (Victory missing).

With gazette extracts.