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

Date of Auction: 31st January 2011

Sold for £450

Estimate: £350 - £400

Three: Private G. Jenkins, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action, Battle of La Bassée, 25 October 1914

Star, with (loose) clasp (7242 Pte., 2/R.W. Fus.); British War and Victory Medals (7245 Pte., R.W. Fus.); Memorial Plaque (Gomer Jenkins) this last in card envelope, nearly extremely fine (4) £350-400


Gomer Jenkins was born in Llantrisand, Glamorganshire, lived in Hopkinstown and enlisted at Birmingham. Serving in the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 11 August 1914. He was killed in action on 25 October 1914. He was buried in the Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Clasp confirmed. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details, together with modern photographs of the grave.