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

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £410

Estimate: £300 - £350

Three: Private J. Taylor, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, who was killed in action on 10 March 1915, the first day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle

1914 Star (5817 Pte., 1/K.R. Rif. C.); British War and Victory Medals (5817 Pte., K.R. Rif. C.), with related Memorial Plaque (Joseph Taylor), with remnants of Army Record Office registered envelope, extremely fine (4) £300-350


Joseph Taylor, who was born at Manchester, where he also enlisted, was killed in action on 10 March 1915, while serving in the 1st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.