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 £130

Estimate: £100 - £140

Family group:

Three
: Private A. Newman, 20th Battalion London Regiment

1914-15 Star (3649 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); British War and Victory Medals (3649 Pte., 20-Lond. R.); together with a Silver War Badge (67326)

Three: Private J. Newman, Welsh Regiment

1914-15 Star (9766 Pte., Welsh R.); British War and Victory Medals (9766 Pte., Welsh. R.); together with a worn and buckled silver ring

Pair: Private R. T. Newman, Queen’s Regiment

British War and Victory Medals (47978 Pte., The Queen’s R.) nearly extremely fine and better (10) £100-140

Footnote

Albert Newman enlisted into the 20th Battalion London Regiment on 24 April 1915 and entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 9 October 1915. He was discharged on 28 June 1916 as being unfit for further service, suffering from Tubercular Peritonitus.

Private James Newman, 1st Battalion Welsh Regiment, enterd the France/Flanders theatre of war on 16 January 1915. Later served with the Somerset Light Infantry.

Private Richard T. Newman, Queen’s Regiment, later served with the Labour Corps. All three with copied m.i.c.; some additional copied papers for ‘A. Newman’. Medals to J and R.T. Newman with damaged card boxes of issue.