An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £270

Estimate: £300 - £350

Three: Second Lieutenant G. K. Smith, 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, who was killed by gas poisoning, France/Flanders, on 13 March 1916

1914-15 Star (2. Lieut., Midd’x. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2. Lieut.) mounted for wear, good very fine (3)


Gilbert Keppel Smith was born in Chatham on 8 February 1890, the son of Dr. H. W. Smith, of Paddock House, New Road, Chatham. Educated in England and Belgium. Prior to the war he was employed by the British Columbia Government Survey. Serving with the Middlesex Regiment he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war in August 1915. Whilst serving with the 11th Battalion, he was killed in action, by gas poisoning, on 13 March 1916 and was buried in the British Cemetery at Vemelles. With copied service papers and m.i.c.