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 £500

Estimate: £400 - £500

A Great War ‘Western Front’ M.M. group of three awarded to Corporal R. D. King, 20th Battalion, London Regiment, who was killed in action on 6 September 1918

Military Medal, G.V.R. (633102 Pte., 1/20 Lond. R.) minor official correction to part of surname and ‘1’ of unit; British War and Victory Medals (6210 Cpl., 20-Lond. R.) rank officially corrected on both medals; together with memorial plaque (Robert Douglas King) and illuminated memorial scroll, these last two contained in a contemporary glazed display frame, the reverse of frame with Buckingham Palace scroll set in, good very fine or better (4) £400-500

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 2 November 1917.

Robert Douglas King, a native of Liverpool was killed in action near Moislains on 6 September 1918, whilst serving with ‘D’ Company, 1/20th Battalion, London Regiment. His entry in the Peronne Cemetery C.W.G.C. Register further states that he was twice previously wounded and nominated for a commission.