A Collection of Medals to the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) Battalion, London Regiment

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £490

Estimate: £300 - £350

A Second War period ‘Civil’ M.B.E. group of seven awarded to Captain W. T. Woodfield, 20th Battalion, London Regiment, formerly 15th (Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type; British War and Victory Medals (6283 A.W.O. Cl. 2, 15-Lond. R.); Defence and War Medals; Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R. (633842 Pte.-A.Q.M. Sjt., 20/Lond. R.); French Medal of Honour, with swords, in bronze, mounted as worn, good very fine or better (7) £300-350


M.B.E. London Gazette 4 January 1943. ‘Employed in a Department of the Foreign Office.’

London Gazette 3 June 1919 ‘in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders.’

Captain William Thomas Woodfield served on the Western Front during the Great War in the ranks of the 15th and latterly the 20th London Regiment. On the outbreak of the Second World War he received an Emergency Commision into the Regular Army, being confirmed in the rank of Captain on 3 December 1939.