A Collection of Medals to The Royal Engineers

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2002

Sold for £520

Estimate: £250 - £300

Eight: Captain and Quarter-Master A. F. Sutton, Royal Engineers

1914 Star, with ‘slide-on’ clasp (21805 2 Cpl., R.E.); British War and Victory Medals, with M.I.D. oak leaf (21805 Sjt., R.E.); Jubilee 1935; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 1st issue (1850022 W.O. Cl. II, R.E.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (21805 Sjt., R.E.); French Medal of Honour, silver, with swords, unnamed; Roumanian Bravery Medal, bronze, with swords minor contact wear, good very fine or better, the last two rare (8) £250-300


Arthur Frederick Sutton, who was born in March 1891, served for 16 years in the ranks, and another 8 years as a Warrant Officer, prior to being appointed a Superintending Clerk, R.E. in August 1930. Awarded the M.S.M. for ‘valuable services with the Armies in the field’ (London Gazette 4 June 1917), and mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig (London Gazette 23 December 1918), he was additionally the recipient of the French Medal of Honour (London Gazette 17 March 1920) and Roumanian Bravery Medal (London Gazette 3 December 1920). Sutton retired as a Captain and Quarter-Master and died in August 1945, aged 55 years.