The Great War Medal Collection of Robin H.J. Darvell

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £160

Estimate: £150 - £200

Pair: Private J. Simpson, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, killed in action, First Battle of Ypres, 27 October 1914

Star (14941 Pte., 1/G. Gds.); British War Medal 1914-20 (14941 Pte., G. Gds.); Memorial Plaque (James Simpson) nearly extremely fine (3) £150-200


James Simpson was born in Charlton Abbotts, Gloucestershire and enlisted at Cheltenham. Serving with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 6 October 1914. He was killed in action on 27 October 1914. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Entitled to clasp. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.