An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £470

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Captain James Stirling, Scottish Rifles, who was killed in action near Armentieres on 2 February 1915

1914 Star (Capt., Sco. Rif.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) good very fine (3) £400-500


Captain James Stirling was born in 1884 and educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He went to the Western Front on 6 October 1914 and was killed in action near Armentieres on 2 January 1915 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). A bronze tablet was placed in the Rockbeare Parish Church to his memory and also that of his younger brother, Lieutenant W. D. Stirling, R.N.