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 £1,600

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A Great War Western Front ‘High Wood’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Sergeant F. K. Bennett, 1/20th Battalion, London Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (1944 L. Sjt., 1/20 Lond. R.); 1914-15 Star (1944 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (1944 Cpl., 20-Lond. R.) good very fine or better (4) £1000-1200


D.C.M. London Gazette 14 November 1916 ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a party round the enemy’s flank with great courage and initiative and greatly assisted in the capture of the position. He was severely wounded.’

Sold with a copy of a news cutting from the
Lewisham Borough News, dated 16 December 1916, which includes a photograph of recipient and states ‘He joined the colours in August 1914 and went to the front with the regiment in March 1915, and was wounded at High Wood on 15 September 1916. ‘