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

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2008

Sold for £370

Estimate: £240 - £280

Family group:

: Serjeant G. S. Caines, 20th Battalion London Regiment, died of wounds, 23 May 1918

1914-15 Star (3197 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (3197 Cpl., 20-Lond. R.); Memorial Plaque (Gordon Stanley Caines)

Pair: L. A. Caines, 3rd, late 20th Battalion London Regiment, killed in action, 27 August 1918

British War and Victory Medals (633966 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Memorial Plaque (Leslie Albert Caines) generally extremely fine (7) £240-280


Gordon Stanley Caines lived in Ealing and enlisted at Blackheath. Serving as a Serjeant with “A” Company, 1st/20th Battalion London Regiment, he died of wounds in France/Flanders, 23 May 1918, aged 28 years. He was buried in Vignacourt British Cemetery. He was the son of Mrs and the late H. J. Caines of Bournemouth.

Leslie Albert Caines, brother of the above, was born and lived in Bournemouth and enlisted at Whitehall. He served initially with the 20th Battalion London Regiment. Later with the the 3rd Battalion, and posted to the 1st/2nd Battalion, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, 27 August 1918, aged 20 years. He was buried in the Summit Trench Cemetery, Croisilles.

The two groups mounted in glass-fronted wooden frames - these not suitable for posting.