An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £330

Estimate: £100 - £140

Pair: Private P. A. Cowan, 2nd South African Infantry, who was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 13 July 1916

British War and Bilingual Victory Medal (L/Cpl, 2nd S.A.I.); Memorial Plaque (Penton Alexander Cowan) medals mounted for wear, nearly extremely fine (3) £100-140

Footnote

Private P. A. Cowan, 2nd South African Infantry, was killed in action at the battle of the Somme on 13 July 1916, aged 27 years. He was buried in the Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme and was the son of Mr J. and Mrs J. A. Cowan, of Percy Street, Harrismith, Orange Free State.