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 £260

Estimate: £160 - £200

Three: Private H. W. Wilson, 20th Battalion London Regiment, killed in action, 21 August 1917

1914-15 Star (3165 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (3165 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Memorial Plaque (Harold Wilson) ‘Victory’ with correction to unit, extremely fine (4) £160-200


Harold William Wilson was born in West Ham, Essex and living at Silvertown enlisted at Blackheath. Serving with the 20th Battalion London Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, 21 August 1917, aged 20 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. He was the son of Emily Wilson of 21 Gatling Road, Plumstead, London and the late William Albert Wilson. Sold with Birth Certificate; damaged card boxes of issue, forwarding slips and registered envelope. Also with a copied extract from the Territorial Service Gazette of 29 January 1916 - which lists him as wounded.