A Collection of Medals to the Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £410

Estimate: £220 - £260

Four: Private E. W. Earwicker, Yorkshire Regiment

India General Service 1895-1902, 2 clasps, Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Tirah 1897-98 (3971 [Pte.], 2d Bn. York. Regt.); Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (3971 Pte., York. Regt.); British War Medal 1914-20 (3.9309 Pte., York. R.); Army L.S.& G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (3971 Pte., York. Regt.) third good very fine; others with edge bruising and contact marks, good fine and better (4)


Edwin Westall Earwicker was born in Portsea in 1875. He enlisted into the Yorkshire Regiment at Portsmouth on 21 January 1893 and was drafted into the 2nd Battalion in Burma in February 1895. He served with them in Burma, India and Africa and returned home with the battalion in 1908. He was awarded the L.S.& G.C. Medal, with gratuity, in 1912. In the Great War he entered the Balkans theatre of war on 14 July 1915, arrived at Gallipoli on 6 August and was killed in action at Sulva Bay on 9 August, aged 39 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Entitled additionally to the 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal. His War Medal was returned as incorrectly stamped and re-issued in November 1921. He was the husband of Elsie G. Earwicker of 40 Weeks Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight.Sold with copied research.