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 £210

Estimate: £120 - £160

Three: Private A. E. Long, 20th Battalion London Regiment, killed in action, 20 October 1915

1914-15 Star (2943 Pte. A. E. l..., 20-L... ) naming mostly erased; British War Medal 1914-20 (2943 Pte. A. E. Long, 20-Lond. R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (2943 Pte. A. E. Long, 20-Lond. R.) naming rubbed

Pair: Private T. J. W. Everrett, 20th Battalion London Regiment, died of wounds, 11 October 1915

1914-15 Star (2289 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (2289 Pte., 20-Lond. R.)

Pair: Private H. G. Burn, 20th Battalion London Regiment, killed in action, 25 September 1915

1914-15 Star (2617 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (2617 Pte., 20-Lond. R.)

Pair: Corporal P. W. Sholey, 20th Battalion London Regiment, died of wounds, 29 September 1916

1914-15 Star (3066 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (3066 Cpl., 20-Lond. R.) very fine and better (11) £120-160

Footnote

Albert Edward Long was born in Lewisham, lived in Catford and enlisted at Blackheath. Serving with the 20th Battalion London Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, 20 October 1915. Sold with copied extract from The Journal, 26 November 1915 in which his death was announced.

Thomas James William Everrett lived in Catford and enlisted at Blackheath. Serving with the 20th Battalion London Regiment he suffered a severe wound in action which necessitated the amputation of a leg. He died of his wounds on 11 October 1915, just two hours after returning home to England. He was buried in Ladywell Cemetery. Sold with copied report of his funeral in The Journal, 22 October 1915, together with other copied research.

Harland George Burn lived in Lewisham and enlisted at Blackheath. Serving with the 20th Battalion London Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, 25 September 1915, aged 26 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. He was the son of Henry and Susan Phoebe Burn of 31 Lewisham Hill, Lewisham.

Percy William Sholey was born and lived in Greenwich, Kent and enlisted at Blackheath. Serving with the 20th Battalion London Regiment, he died of wounds on 29 September 1916. Sold with modern photo of his headstone at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.