A Fine Collection of American Medals

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Date of Auction: 8th September 2015

Sold for £95

Estimate: £120 - £160

Victory Medal 1918 (3), official type 2, 3 clasps, Defensive Sector, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel, unnamed, with full wrap brooch; with two white metal identity disks, ‘Byron H. Robinson, Private, U.S.A.; 218957’; another, official type 2, 1 clasp, France, unnamed, with full wrap brooch, in Adams Stamp & Stationary Co, St. Louis card box of issue; with two white metal identity disks, ‘Nelson F. Woodford, U.S.A., 704628’; another, official type 2, 3 clasps, Defensive Sector, Ypres-Lys, Somme Offensive, unnamed, with full wrap brooch; with two white metal identity disks, ‘James S. Leahy, Pvt. 1213253 Sup. Co. 108 Inf.’, good very fine and better (lot) £120-160


Byron H. Robinson came from Chase, Kansas. Selected for the draft in July 1917, he served as a Private in Company M, 353rd Infantry, serving in France and later with the Army of Occupation in Germany.

Sold with original Supplement to the
Little River Monitor, 26 July 1917, in which his name is listed for those to be selected for the draft; a leather wallet, bearing his name, regiment and station - Prüm, Germany, January 1919; notebook with entries; named Identity Card, April 1919; named Duty Status Leave Card, April 1919; Coblenz Leave Area Pass duplicate, May 1919; photograph of the recipient at Prüm, 1919 and other papers.

Nelson F. Woodford was born in Denver, Colorado on 20 July 1892. A Refrigerating Engineer by occupation, he enlisted at Brooklyn, New York on 9 July 1918. Attaining the rank of Corporal in the Quartermaster Corps, he served in France, 1 September 1918-19 September 1919. Received an Honourable Discharge on 27 September 1919.

Sold with document of appointment to Corporal, 22 January 1919; Honorable Discharge Certificate, in wallet; Summary of Active Service document; and one other document.

James S. Leahy was born in Brooklyn, New York and enlisted there on 1 May 1917, aged 24 years, 4 months. Served with Company E, 47th Infantry New York National Guard until December 1917 and then with the Support Company, 108 Infantry. Served overseas, 10 May 1918-6 March 1919. With copied service details.