The Collection of Medals to Great War Casualties formed by Tim Parsons

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £600

Estimate: £350 - £400

Three: Private W. Bridges, The Queen’s Regiment, who was killed in action on the Zonnebeke-Langemarck road on 21 October 1914

1914 Star (L-10137 Pte., 2/The Queen’s S.R.); British War and Victory Medals (L-10137 Pte., The Queen’s R.), with related Memorial Plaque (William Bridges), nearly extremely fine (4) £350-400

Footnote

William Bridges, who was born at Brentford, Middlesex and enlisted at Hounslow, was killed in action on the Zonnebeke-Langemarck road on 21 October 1914, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, The Queen’s Regiment.

The 2nd Queen’s Royal West Surreys lost 18 men killled on this date, in addition to 123 wounded and 37 missing.

Bridges is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres and on Brentford War Memorial; sold with photographs of the former, including relevant panel.