A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £100

Estimate: £120 - £150

Three: Private C. J. Shears, 6th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, who died of disease on 24 July 1918
1914-15 Star (11870 Pte., Dorset. R.); British War and Victory Medals (11870 Pte., Dorset. R.)

Pair: Private J. England, 6th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, killed in action, France/Flanders, 21 July 1917
1914-15 Star (12949 Pte., Dorset. R.); British War Medal 1914-20 (12949 Pte., Dorset. R.) good very fine and better (5) £120-150


Private Charles John Shears, 6th Battalion Dorset Regiment, entered the France/Flanders theatre of war on 13 July 1915. Later transferred to the Royal Engineers. He died of disease on 24 July 1918 and was buried in the Cologne South Cemetery. His burial in Germany suggests he was a prisoner-of-war at the time of his death. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.

John England was born and lived in Cranborne, Dorset and enlisted at Wimborne, Dorset. Serving with the 6th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, he was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 21 July 1917. He was buried at the Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, France. His name is commemorated on the Edmondsham War Memorial. With copied research.