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: £800 - £1,000

A Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Private J. Martin, 1/20th Battalion, London Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (3547 Pte., 1/20 Lond. R.); 1914-15 Star (3547 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (3547 Pte., 20-Lond. R.) generally very fine or better (4) £800-1000

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 25 November 1916 ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. On noticing that the fuses in a box of bombs had become ignited, he seized the box and flung it over the parapet before the bombs exploded, thereby undoubtedly saving several lives.’