A Collection of Medals to the York & Lancaster Regiment

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Date of Auction: 6th May 1992

Sold for £320

Estimate: £250 - £300

A Great War D.C.M. group of five for the Battle of Messines awarded to Company Sergeant Major T. Blockley

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, G.V.R. (16998 Sjt., 8. Y. & L.R.); 1914-15 STAR (Cpl.); BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (W.O. Cl.2.); Italy, CROCE DI GUERRA, very fine (5)


D.C.M., London Gazette, 26th June 1917: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst in charge of a working party he showed great coolness and courage under heavy shell-fire during which he was wounded in several places and buried twice, notwithstanding this he carried on with his work and then skilfully withdrew his party.’
Croce de Guerra, Italy, London Gazette 9th December, 1918.