A Collection of Medals to The Royal Engineers

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2002

Sold for £420

Estimate: £200 - £250

A rare Great War gas operations M.M. group of three awarded to Pioneer A. Haydon, Royal Engineers

Military Medal, G.V.R. (225029 Pr. A. Haydon, 4/Spec. Coy. R.E.); British War and Victory Medals (225029 Pnr., R.E.) nearly extremely fine (3) £200-250

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 21 October 1918.

No. 4 Special Company formed part of the Special (or Gas) Brigade, R.E. Most Companies discharged gas from cylinders, but No. 1 to 4 Companies were equipped with Stokes Mortars which fired a shell containing gas.

Sold with an original congratulatory letter from General Alymer Hunter-Weston, C.O. of VIII Army Corps, which cites the recipient’s gallantry on the 27 June 1918.