An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £680

Estimate: £400 - £500

Three: Lieutenant R. A. R. Bayard, 1st Battalion East Kent Regiment, who was killed in action, Flanders, on 17 May 1916

1914 Star (2. Lieut., E. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut.); Memorial Plaque (Reginald Aubrey Richard Bayard) medals mounted for wear, nearly extremely fine (4) £400-500


2nd Lieutenant Reginald Aubrey Richard Bayard, 1st Battalion The Buffs, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 7 September 1914. As a Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion he was killed in action in Flanders on 17 May 1916. He was buried in the Essex Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was the son of Brigadier-General R. Bayard, D.S.O.

With medal forwarding slip to Brigadier General Bayard and with copied casualty details and m.i.c. - this latter showing entitlement to clasp to 1914 Star.