An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £680

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Lieutenant M. C. N. Herbert, Gloucestershire Regiment, who was mortally wounded at Festubert on 22 December 1914 and died of wounds on 2 January 1915

1914 Star (2. Lieut., Glouc. R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.) very fine and better (3) £400-500


Lieutenant Malcolm Cavagnari Herbert was mortally wounded in the advance trenches at Festubert whilst in command of a platoon on 22 December 1914 and died in No. 4 Clearing Hospital, Lilliers, France on 2 January 1915, aged 20. Memorials of Rugbeians Who Fell in The Great War, Volume I states:’He was very keen to do something for the honour of his old school and his dying message home was, ‘Tell my people that I tried to do my duty.’

Sold with copy of m.i.c. which confirms additional entitlement to clasp for 1914 Star.