A Small Collection of Medals to the Wiltshire Regiment

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £110

Estimate: £140 - £180

British War Medal 1914-20 (10622 Pte. R. T. Palmer, Wilts. R.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (5) (201877 Pte. H. Liney, Wilts. R.; 9378 Pte. E. J. Hibberd, Wilts. R.; 20744 Pte. C. H. Grace, Wilts. R.; 22470 Pte. A. E. Butcher, Wilts. R.; 12361 Pte. S. S. Morris, Wilts. R.) generally extremely fine (6) £140-180

Footnote

Private Richard T. Palmer, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was killed in action at Spanbroekmolen, on 12 March 1915, aged 20 years. He was buried in La Laiterie Cemetery, Kemmel. Private H. Liney, Wiltshire Regiment, died at home on 5 November 1919 and was buried in St. Andrew’s Churchyard, South Newton, Wiltshire. Private Ernest James Hibberd, 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was killed in action in Mesopotamia, 9 April 1916. His name is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. Private Albert Edward Butcher, 6th battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 2 July 1916, aged 18 years. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Private Christopher Henry Grace, 6th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 7 July 1916, aged 19 years. He was buried in the Meaulte Military Cemetery. Private Septimus Summers Morris, 7th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, died in Salonika on 15 August 1916, aged 23 years. He was buried in the Lembe Road Military Cemetery, Greece. All with copied casualty details.