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

Five: Driver M. Mee, Royal Field Artillery, who was killed in action at Ypres on 25 April 1915

Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2178 Dvr., 14th Bty. R.F.A.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, 2 clasps, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2178 Dvr., R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star (32197 Dvr., R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (32197 Dvr., R.A.), with related Memorial Plaque (Mark Mee), the first two with contact marks and edge bruising, generally very fine and better (6) £350-400


Mark Mee was born in Derbyshire and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in November 1899, aged 20 years, having previously been a member of the 1st (Volunteer) Battalion of the Derbyshire Regiment.

Active service followed in South Africa with the 14th Battery, R.F.A. between October 1899 and October 1902, and he transferred to the Army Reserve in the rank of Driver in January 1908.

Mee was recalled on the outbreak of hostilities and was killed in action in the Battle of Ypres on 25 April 1915, while serving in 96th Battery, Royal Field Artillery; he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, near Hainaut, Belgium.