A Collection of Medals to the 60th Rifles and King’s Royal Rifle Corps

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £150

Estimate: £100 - £140

1914-15 Star (5) (Y-379 Pte. W. Collier, K.R. Rif. C.; A-1134 Pte. J. Felton, K.R. Rif. C.; A-1500 L. Cpl. G. E. Matthews, K.R. Rif. C.; R-1182 Cpl. D. Roberts, K.R. Rif. C.; A-234 Pte. R. Spilsbury, K.R. Rif. C.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (R-7817 Pte. T. Reynolds, K.R. Rif. C) last with contact marks, very fine and better (6) £100-140

Footnote

George Edwin Matthews was born in and enlisted at Birmingham. Serving with the 8th Battalion K.R.R.C., he died of wounds on 10 February 1916. The husband of L. M. Matthews, of Emily Street, Birmingham; he was buried in the Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

Dick Roberts was born in and enlisted at Warrington. Serving with the 8th Battalion K.R.R.C., he was killed in action on 21 September 1915, aged 27 years. He was buried in the Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery. He was the son of Joseph and Martha Roberts of Warrington and the husband of Annie Roberts of 6 School Street, Warrington.

Roland Spilsbury was born in and enlisted at Birmingham. Serving with the 8th Battalion K.R.R.C., he died of wounds on 3 May 1917. having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Thomas Reynolds was born and lived in Belbroughton, Stourbridge and enlisted at Kidderminster. Serving with the 11th battalion K.R.R.C., he was killed in action on 20 September 1917. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the son of Mrs Sarah Ann Reynolds of 80 Windsor Road, Stirchley, Birmingham.