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

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £340

Estimate: £200 - £250

Three: Sergeant F. O. C. Bambridge, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action on the Somme on 13 July 1916

1914-15 Star
(STK.-320 L. Cpl., R. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (STK.-320 Sjt., R. Fus.), with related Memorial Plaque (Frederick Oliver Charles Bambridge), extremely fine (4) £200-250


Frederick Oliver Charles Bambridge, who was born at West Norwood, Surrey, was killed in action on the Somme on 13 July 1916, while serving in ‘B’ Company, 10th (Stockbrokers) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.

His brother, Rupert Charles Bambridge, was a much decorated Captain in the same Battalion, being the holder of the D.S.O., M.C. and M.M. Sadly, he too was killed in action, in May 1918.

Frederick was buried in the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension; photographs of his headstone are included.