An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £400

Estimate: £350 - £400

Three: Second Lieutenant E. H. Scott-Smith, 14th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers, who died of dysentry at Mudros on 29 October 1915

1914-15 Star (2. Lieut., R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.); Memorial Plaque (Eric Henry Scott-Smith) medals mounted for wear, nearly extremely fine (4) £350-400


Eric Henry Scott-Smith was born in Sialkot, India on 16 February 1895 and was baptised there on 5 April 1895. He was the son of Judge Henry Scott-Smith, of Lahore. Educated at Clifton College, Bristol, 1909-14. Serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Fortress Company, Royal Engineers, he entered Lemnos in September 1915. Contracting dysentry, he died in No. 3 Australian General Hospital, Mudros on 29 October 1915 and was buried in West Mudros. With copied service papers and m.i.c.