British Historical Medals From the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £280

Estimate: £100 - £150

Winchester College, King’s Medal, 1910, a silver award by B. Mackennal, bust of George V left, rev. tomb of William of Wykeham, edge named (Guy Wyndham Sich 1915), 49mm (BHM 4010). Extremely fine, attractively toned, scarce £100-150


Provenance: DNW Auction M5, 17 December 2007, lot 1321.

Guy Wyndham Sich (1898-1958), b. Chiswick, educ. Norland Place, Notting Hill, Rose Hill, Banstead and Winchester College (1911-17); Household Brigade Officer’s Cadet battalion, commissioned into Special Reserve of the Grenadier Guards; wounded in the fourth battle of Ypres, April 1918; Magdalen College, Oxford, 1919-22; theology student at St Edmund’s College, Ware, and the Procure of St Sulpice, Rome, 1922-8, ordained 1927; headmaster at the Oratory School, Caversham, 1931-3; priest at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington, 1937-40; excommunicated for marrying Jean Theobald, 1941; Cabinet secretariat and Foreign Office, 1942-50 and 1952-7. Further biographical details are sold with the lot