A Small Collection of Medals to the Dorsetshire Regiment

Date of Auction: 25th March 2014

Sold for £150

Estimate: £80 - £100

Pair: Private J. G. Parfitt, 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment, late Dorsetshire Regiment, killed in action, Flanders, 4 October 1917

British War and Victory Medals 5297 Pte., Dorset. R.); Memorial Plaque (John George Parfitt) this last heavily worn through polishing; the pair good very fine (3) £80-100


John George Parfitt was born and lived in Kingsley, Hampshire and enlisted at Winchester, originally serving in the Dorsetshire Regiment. When serving with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment, he was killed in action in Flanders, on 4 October 1917, aged 19 years. He was buried in the Birr Crossroads Cemetery, Zillebeke. He was the son of John and Louisa Parfitt, of Straits Kingsley, Bordon, Hampshire. With copied m.i.c. and casualty details.