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 £1,500

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

A superb Great War ‘Western Front’ D.C.M. group of four awarded to Warrant Officer S. N. Seager, 2/20th Battalion, London Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (630585 Sjt., 2/20 Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (2127 A.W.O.Cl. 2., 20-Lond. R.); Defence Medal 1939-45; together with original commission document to rank of Warrant Officer, dated 4 February 1920, good very fine or better (4) £1000-1200

Footnote

D.C.M. London Gazette 30 October 1918 ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. When the leading line had been held up by machine-gun fire he collected seven men and led them along a ridge. All seven were wounded, so he walked back and fetched more men, whom he led forward. Again every man was hit. He walked back again and asked if he should take more men and make a third attempt.’

A total of nine D.C.M’s were awarded to the 2/20th Battalion, London Regiment.