The Collection of Medals formed by the late Arnold Jackson

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Date of Auction: 12th December 2012

Sold for £360

Estimate: £350 - £400

Eight: Lieutenant-Colonel J. A. Brothers, East Lancashire Regiment, later Royal Artillery

British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. J. A. Brothers); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (Lieut. J. A. Brothers, E. Lan. R.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals; Efficiency Decoration, Territorial, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated ‘1947’, extremely fine (8) £350-400


Only 3 officers and 6 other ranks of the East Lancashire Regiment received the medal for the Afghan War of 1919, being attached to the 1/1st Kent Regiment (T.A.).

John Arnold Brothers was commissioned into the 2/4th East Lancashire Regiment and served with this unit in France from 2 March 1917. Later he spent two years in India, part of the time with the Indian Army, attached to the 21st Punjabis, and subsequently served with the 1/1st Kent Regiment (T.A.) in the Afghan campaign of 1919. During the Second World War he served as a Major in the Royal Artillery at Dunkirk and in North Africa.